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Date:	Mon, 10 Nov 2008 20:31:36 +0100
From:	Jörn Engel <>
To:	Harvey Harrison <>
Cc:	Christoph Hellwig <>,
	Theodore Tso <>,
	Peter Staubach <>,
	Christian Borntraeger <>,,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH]: ext4: fix big endian

On Mon, 10 November 2008 10:09:38 -0800, Harvey Harrison wrote:
> I'd say that it's getting close to just being able to turn it on by
> default.  A lot of the really verbose offenders have been annotated
> now, drivers/ieee1394, drivers/scsi, drivers/message and some of the
> older areas of drivers/net will get noisy, I was going to send an RFC
> for 2.6.29 and continue to chip away at the output.

My argument for the define is that it doesn't hurt much if endian checks
are enabled globally, but helps a lot if they are not.  So until it is
clear that endian checks will be enabled, it may still be a good idea.


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