RFC: Host-endian device tree format
nicolas.pitre at linaro.org
Wed Jan 19 10:41:32 EST 2011
On Wed, 19 Jan 2011, Dave Martin wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 19, 2011 at 1:41 PM, Grant Likely <grant.likely at secretlab.ca> wrote:
> > The dtb isn't so much bigendian as it is network byte order.
> (For me, "network byte order" is a euphemism ... <insert
> unconstructive rant here>)
> However I digress... it sounds like you are familiar with the
> arguments I would make, and I'm not trying to get into an endianness
> war ;)
I think this is the same issue as for filesystems. Having different
endianness in use might only lead to confusion when a piece of data can
be externally provided. And since DT was created on PPC first then that
naturally decided on the endianness for it.
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