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Date:	Mon, 21 Apr 2014 22:18:56 +0100
From:	Ben Hutchings <>
To:	Cristian Rodríguez <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH ethtool 2/2] Use htobe64, htobe16 from libc instead of
 local byteswap code

On Thu, 2014-04-03 at 00:06 -0300, Cristian Rodríguez wrote:
> They are implemented in <endian.h> which is already included
> in internal.h, no need to reinvent them with different names.
> Signed-off-by: Cristian Rodríguez <>

According to the manual page, "These functions were added to glibc in
version 2.9."

Which is quite old now, but newer than several supported distributions
(e.g. RHEL 5).  So we would need an autoconf test and fallback
definition, at which point there doesn't seem to be any benefit.


Ben Hutchings
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