[U-Boot] [PATCH v7 9/9] net: macb: Fix check for little-endian system in gmac_configure_dma()

Bin Meng bmeng.cn at gmail.com
Mon Jun 24 12:32:04 UTC 2019

Hi Ramon,

On Mon, Jun 24, 2019 at 8:22 PM Ramon Fried <rfried.dev at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 6/24/19 8:03 AM, Bin Meng wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 24, 2019 at 12:03 PM Anup Patel <Anup.Patel at wdc.com> wrote:
> We should depend on __LITTLE_ENDIAN pre-defined compiler macro for
> little-endian system instead of U-Boot specific CONFIG_SYS_LITTLE_ENDIAN
> macro.
> Signed-off-by: Anup Patel <anup.patel at wdc.com>
> ---
>  drivers/net/macb.c | 7 ++++---
>  1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
> Reviewed-by: Bin Meng <bmeng.cn at gmail.com>
> Hi.
> I don't like this approach, each platform should configure it's
> endianess, this is stated in README in root folder.
> relying on a specific GCC preprocessor extension is limiting us only to use GCC.
> The RISCV issue with MACB can be easily resolved by defining the

OK, but a system wide CONFIG_SYS_LITTLE_ENDIAN may bring side effects
to other drivers, as not all devices are using the same endianness
even in the same system. Maybe we can do something by parsing some
property in device tree?


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