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Date:	Tue, 16 Sep 2014 06:41:18 +0800
From:	Chen Gang <>
To:	Arnd Bergmann <>
CC:	Paul Gortmaker <>,
	"H. Peter Anvin" <>,,,
	Geert Uytterhoeven <>,,,,,,
	"" <>,,,,
	"" <>,
	"" <>,
	Jean Delvare <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] init/Kconfig: Add ENDIAN attributes for all architectures

On 09/15/2014 09:55 PM, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> On Sunday 14 September 2014, Chen Gang wrote:
>> Hello Maintainers:
>> Is this patch worthy enough to be applied?
>> Welcome any ideas, suggestions or completions.
> I find it hard to judge whether it's worth it or not. You gave one example
> for a driver that needs this, but what would be your estimate on how
> many other drivers have the same problem, either producing a #warning
> or misbehaving if neither symbol is set?

For me, it is also hard to judge, so at present, we can assume it is not
worthy enough for other individual modules.

> Having all architectures consistently report the endianess would be nice,
> but we have to weigh the advantages (currently broken code, potential
> simplifications) against the regression risk.

Yeah, so our 'goal' is OK, but we need focus on 'how'.

At present, firstly need modify 'init/Kconfig', and then scan all
architectures one by one, let each related patch pass checking by the
related maintainers (which can avoid the risk).

Chen Gang

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