Big Endian archtectures
jmcd at us.ibm.com
Mon Oct 30 20:14:11 GMT 2000
Sorry, but there's just no way I can get you into my machines. I'd be glad
to help out, if there are other areas you know need to be fixed, since I
have a couple big-endian machines...and hopefully an S/390 soon, too.
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Jean Francois Micouleau <Jean-Francois.Micouleau at dalalu.fr> on 10/30/2000
To: Jim McDonough/Boulder/IBM at IBMUS
cc: Gerald Carter <gcarter at valinux.com>, samba-technical at samba.org
Subject: Re: Big Endian archtectures
On Mon, 30 Oct 2000, Jim McDonough/Boulder/IBM wrote:
> I'm running on AIX and PPCLinux, and I can confirm your fears. I'd offer
> you access to my machines, but they're inside a firewall.
> One specific bug I've run into (so has Greg Dickie on IRIX) is that in
> Printers admin share, the Unicode strings get byte-swapped, and the
> is that all the printer names, descriptions, etc. appear as a string of
> blocks. This patch works around it, but I'm not comfortable with it...
> (See attached file: bigendian.Printersshare.patch)
Jim, that's not the only endianess bug in the spoolss code. Greg sent me a
trace showing other stuff.
Unless someone give me a root account on a bigendian box, I can't fix all
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