at least VAX are still little endian (was Re: Compaq and DECUS '99)
jirka at 5z.com
Wed Nov 24 00:35:14 PST 1999
On Wed, Nov 24, 1999 at 01:43:33PM +1300, Chris K. Young wrote:
> Oh? If there's VAX support, it's certainly not in the mainstream Linux
> kernel yet.
> $ ls /emul/linux/usr/src/linux/arch # Linux 2.2.13
> alpha arm i386 m68k mips ppc sparc sparc64
Most linux ports are not in fact in the main kernel tree as they keep
separate development and merge in the main kernel. The main kernel tree has
just the major ones. Since BSD controls everything including the
distribution they also want all their ports in one place. The linux kernel
only includes those, that Linus is willing to at least partly maintain
(meaning take smaller patches and fix compile breakages), or those that Linus
actually uses/works on.
There is in fact a VAX port and I've talked to someone actually "using" it,
it's more of a hack value type thing if you have an old VAX laying around
rather then something for serious use.
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