[U-Boot-Users] IDE and x86 port

Wolfgang Denk wd at denx.de
Thu Aug 14 18:17:38 CEST 2003

In message <20030814154333.GD1468 at buici.com> you wrote:
> The other change appears below.  For some reason, the existing IDE
> code reorders the half-words of the capacity value read from the IDE
> device.  I don't have any MSB CPUs, so I cannot verify the need for
> this.  AFAICT, it should not be necessary.

Well, I have no LE CPU's where I can test a CF card easily.

But I can say that the current code works fine of PPC systems.

> I'd make the conditional test hinge on endianness if I knew that was
> the reason for the swapping.  So, either we add an __X86__ check, or
> we change the conditional.
> @@ -1056,7 +1099,12 @@
>  #endif /* CONFIG_ATAPI */
>         /* swap shorts */
> +#if !defined (__ARM__)

I will reject such a patch. This is definitely not an ARM /  not  ARM

> +#else
> +       /* elf: it isn't clear why this code swaps the words.  There's nothing i

This comment puzzles me: what's "elf"? ELF file format??

Best regards,

Wolfgang Denk

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