[PATCH 2/3] support ARM BE8 mode on a little endian machine
stanley.miao at windriver.com
Mon Jan 17 05:23:28 EST 2011
Catalin Marinas wrote:
> On 17 January 2011 08:42, Stanley.Miao <stanley.miao at windriver.com> wrote:
>> When BE8 kernel is running on a little endian machine, the kernel endian
>> mode need to be converted at the begining of the startup procedure with
>> the instruction "setend be".
> Can we not let the boot loader do this? It could also prepare the tags
> as big endian.
Yes, the bootloader can also do this. However, it is dangerous to modify
bootloader. If the new boot loader can't work, it is difficult to update
bootloader again. So, I choose to modify Linux kernel.
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