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Re: [Xen-devel] [patch 01/10] Generate headers with arch-specific structs.

On Mon, 2006-12-04 at 18:04 +0100, Gerd Hoffmann wrote:
> Hollis Blanchard wrote:
> > On Mon, 2006-12-04 at 11:58 +0100, Gerd Hoffmann wrote:
> >> plain text document attachment (xen-generate-foreign-headers.diff)
> >> This patch adds a script to generate headers with arch-specific
> >> structs which can be included on any architecture.  Can be used
> >> to deal with structs of "foreign" architectures, needed for
> >> 32-on-64 support for example.
> >
> > This omits PowerPC; is that because we've made sure not to use
> > variable-sized types?
> No.  It's because (a) I don't have a working cross compiler and (b)
> because it's the only bigendian architecture, so just generating those
> headers isn't enough to have any other (xen-supported) architectures
> access powerpc structs correctly.  So I decided to just leave it as-is
> for now.  It certaily can be added, feel free to send patches ;) 

Hmm, that's ambitious. What exactly is your use case? If it's 32-on-64,
no endianness code is required, right?

Hollis Blanchard
IBM Linux Technology Center

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