Re: [PATCH RFC ticketlock] Auto-queued ticketlock

From: Paul E. McKenney
Date: Mon Jun 10 2013 - 17:15:38 EST

On Mon, Jun 10, 2013 at 11:01:50PM +0200, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
> On Mon, 10 Jun 2013, Steven Rostedt wrote:
> > On Sun, 2013-06-09 at 12:36 -0700, Paul E. McKenney wrote:
> > > +#ifdef __BIG_ENDIAN__
> >
> > Is there such a thing as a BIG_ENDIAN x86 box? This is in
> > arch/x86/include/asm/spinlock_types.h
> That's just an habit for people who have been forced to deal with BE
> CPUs.
> The sad thing is that BE CPUs have been designed by folks who blindly
> expanded BCD computing without understanding the hardware
> implications.
> Unfortunately they managed to inflict BE to the network protocols
> which in turn manifested the only excuse of keeping the BE nonsense
> alive.

Hey, we had to do -something-, after all, EBCDIC lost out to ASCII!!! ;-)

Thanx, Paul

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