support for operating Kirkwood in big endian mode?

Mikael Pettersson mikpe at
Fri Apr 22 14:46:45 EDT 2011

Nicolas Pitre writes:
 > On Fri, 22 Apr 2011, Mikael Pettersson wrote:
 > > The Kirkwood docs specify that the core can be operated in both big
 > > and little endian modes, but indicate that some peripherals in the
 > > SoC require drivers to perform byteswapping in some case for big
 > > endian operation.
 > > 
 > > Does the kernel support operating a Kirkwood in big endian mode?
 > It was never attempted.  So no, the kernel doesn't support Kirkwood in 
 > BE.

I see.  Thanks for confirming that.


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