svn commit: r188578 - head/sys/netinet

Sam Leffler sam at
Sat Feb 14 18:45:54 PST 2009

Julian Elischer wrote:
> Luigi Rizzo wrote:
>> Author: luigi
>> Date: Fri Feb 13 15:14:43 2009
>> New Revision: 188578
>> URL:
>> Log:
>>   Use uint32_t instead of n_long and n_time, and uint16_t instead of 
>> n_short.
>>   Add a note next to fields in network format.
>>     The n_* types are not enough for compiler checks on endianness, 
>> and their
>>   use often requires an otherwise unnecessary #include 
>> <netinet/in_systm.h>
>>     The typedef in in_systm.h are still there.
> There is a project out there (intel was involved frommemory) to make a 
> compiler that knows the endianness of stuff. I know it exists because
> it was reported that one well known piece of big endian embedded 
> software was compiled successfully to actually run on little endian
> machines. You can of course see why intel was interested..

linux has endian annotations for sparse.  I've thought it would be 
worthwhile to mod freebsd but it's ugly and w/o (native) tools to use 
seemed pointless.


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