at least VAX are still little endian (was Re: Compaq and DECUS '99)
Chad K. Lewis
linoge at earthlink.net
Wed Nov 24 19:03:41 PST 1999
"Chris K. Young" wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 23, 1999 at 04:46:20PM -0800, Paul G. Allen wrote:
> ! I've heard
> ! Linux will also run on VAX.
> Oh? If there's VAX support, it's certainly not in the mainstream Linux
> kernel yet.
That's because it doesn't work yet.
> $ ls /emul/linux/usr/src/linux/arch # Linux 2.2.13
> alpha arm i386 m68k mips ppc sparc sparc64
> $ ls /usr/src/sys/arch # OpenBSD 2.6
> CVS arc hp300 kbus mips pc532 sparc wgrisc
> alpha arm32 hppa m68k mvme68k pmax sun3
> amiga atari i386 mac68k mvme88k powerpc vax
> Make your own conclusions there. :-)
> Chris K.
I'd conclude that OpenBSD forked from folks obsessed with running
on every architecture in the Universe.
Considering linux was never supposed to run on anything except
Linus' i386 desktop, I think it's doing pretty well. ;)
Chad Lewis Free the Source
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