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SubjectRe: [RFC] Little endian Cramfs on big endian machines?
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> At the moment the cramfs code in 2.4 & 2.5 uses the native machine
> endianness for the filesystem layout. I believe this behaviour has
> been considered a bug and that the code changed such that the
> filsystem is always little endian.

Maybe the native machine endianness is used for performace reasons -
that would make sense given the typical uses of cramfs. Also, it is a
read-only filesystem, so a userland application could flip the
endianness if a filesystem needs to be used on a non-native endianness
machine.

I'm not necessarily saying that that it's not a bug, just suggesting
an explaination.

John.
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