Re: Issues with capability bits and meta-data in kdbus

From: Michele Curti
Date: Fri Apr 24 2015 - 10:39:22 EST

On Fri, Apr 24, 2015 at 04:32:12PM +0200, Olaf Hering wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 22, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> > Conditional byte order is worse than silly - it's terminally stupid.
> > In other words, think networking, which statically just decided to use
> > big-endian. Sure, that was the wrong choice in the end, but even
> Why was that wrong? Any pointers to further details?

"Serious run-time performance penalties occur when using TCP/IP on a little
endian processor."

The Intel x86 and x86-64 series of processors use the little-endian format

I think for this reason..

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