Big Endian archtectures

Jim McDonough/Boulder/IBM jmcd at
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.


Jim McDonough
Infoprint Manager Development
Linux Technology Center
IBM Boulder

Notes: Jim McDonough/Boulder/IBM @ IBMUS
Internet: jmcd at

Phone: (303) 924-5822
T/L: 263-5822

Jean Francois Micouleau <Jean-Francois.Micouleau at> on 10/30/2000
12:10:01 PM

To:   Jim McDonough/Boulder/IBM at IBMUS
cc:   Gerald Carter <gcarter at>, samba-technical at
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
of them.


More information about the samba-technical mailing list