Rolf G Nielsen lazlar at lazlarlyricon.com
Tue Jan 12 21:48:25 UTC 2010

On 2010-01-12 22:04, David Kelly wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 12, 2010 at 12:51:00PM -0800, Rob Farmer wrote:
>> I'm trying to create a port of an application which only works on
>> little endian systems and I'm trying to figure out how to set
>> ONLY_FOR_ARCHS.  Wikipedia says PowerPC, Sparc, and IA64 are bi-endian
>> and the OS chooses the mode. I'm not familiar with these platforms -
>> I'm sure it has been answered somewhere, but I can't find it - which
>> FreeBSD archs are little/big endian? Thanks.
> i386 is little endian. Would expect ia64 to be the same.

ia64 (Itanium) hardware has selectable endianess. I've never worked with 
Itanium in any OS, so I can't say whether FreeBSD supports selecting or 
is fixed at either little- or bigendian.

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