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Re: Building gpsd on mips big endian

From: Dustin Marquess
Subject: Re: Building gpsd on mips big endian
Date: Mon, 24 May 2021 12:53:57 -0500

On Mon, May 24, 2021 at 10:24 AM 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.

NetBSD added BE support for RPi 0-3s about 5 months ago.  So that's
also a cheap way to test.


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