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SubjectRe: [ANN] Squashfs 3.0 released
Jörn Engel wrote:
> On Fri, 17 March 2006 11:16:48 +0000, Phillip Lougher wrote:
>
>>>The one still painfully missing is a
>>>fixed-endianness disk format.
>>
>>We had that argument last year.
>
>
> Yes, I remember. What I don't remember is your opinion on the matter.
> Did we reach some sort of conclusion?

Fixed endian isn't necessarily a requirement. Detectable endian is. As
long as (a) the filesystem mkfs notes the endian-ness and (b) the kernel
filesystem code properly handles both types of endian, life is fine.

For SquashFS, though, I would think that fixed endian would be easy.
Since it is byte-packed, just handle endian as you unpack.

Jeff



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