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Re: Building gpsd on mips big endian

From: Gary E. Miller
Subject: Re: Building gpsd on mips big endian
Date: Mon, 24 May 2021 10:29:47 -0700

Yo Bernd!

On Mon, 24 May 2021 17:24:09 +0200
Bernd Zeimetz <> wrote:

> On Wed, 2021-04-28 at 16:37 -0700, Hal Murray wrote:
> > > I am seeing people run aarch64 in eb mode.  
> > 
> > Does that take special hardware?   Is it a jumper on the chip or a
> > mode bit the software can set/reset?
> > 
> > What's available in the way of hardware and/or OS/distro that
> > supports BIG endian mode?  
> I think Debian buster was the last release to support BE mips.
> Basically nobody is using that anymore. Too many limits.
> People use mipsel these days.
> If I remember right there are some development boards where the
> endianess is switched at boot time. I still wouldn't spend time into
> it except you need it.
> We are testing gpsd on sparc64, which is big-endian.

That is good enough to find endian errors.  Those are the hard ones to find.

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