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Re: JFFS2 endianness.
On Thu, 2002-01-17 at 21:35, Nicolas Pitre wrote:
> On Thu, 17 Jan 2002, Tim Riker wrote:
> > well thanx for the counter proposal. ;-)
> > I'm serious about the BE request though. Any device with a TCP stack
> > needs to deal with this quickly. Devices do not NEED to deal with LE
> > stuff.
> > Though i386 and arm kernels are both LE, I think that filesystems and
> > network code should all be BE.
> Seriously there were benchmarks performed on Linux with both network and
> filesystem code before, using both endianness. It was demonstrated that the
> endianness conversion penalty was lost in the noise. That's what PPC people
> said at the time they worked on support for LE ext2fs. The installed user
> base is much more of a concern in these cases.
AFAIK even on old Amigas (featuring things like an 030 runnin at a good
16MHz) the endianness conversion for ext2 is lost in the noise. So have
no fear for embedded systems !
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