[U-Boot-Users] cramfs byte order

Wolfgang Denk wd at denx.de
Sun Apr 25 15:56:24 CEST 2004

Hallo Robert & Kai-Uwe,

in message <20040421140505.GA14721 at nbase.co.il> Gleb Natapov wrote:
>  It seems there is a problem with cramfs support in u-boot. u-boot implementation of cramfs
> do swap bytes on big endian machines (ppc) and linux never swap bytes and expects
> the file system to be in the machine byte order. 
> This is from linuxsrc/Documentation/filesystems/cramfs.txt:
>        Currently, cramfs must be written and read with architectures of the
>        same endianness.
> The result is the file system can be read or from linux or from u-boot but not from
> both of them.

Gleb is right. The comments in your code about cramfs  being  little-
endian and teh code itself is wrong. Can you please submit a patch to
clean  up  this  problem, i. e. remove all the byte-swapping code and
the custom macros you added to the Linux code?

Thanks in advance.

Best regards,

Wolfgang Denk

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