AIX endian problems
tcoleman at autowares.com
Mon Jul 10 11:54:28 EDT 2000
I've compiled the tds library on AIX 4.3.2. This is big endian hardware.
Autoconf defines both HW_BIG_ENDIAN and WORDS_BIGENDIAN.
While the tds unittests all report success, the "sample" tdstest.c
program fails. The dumps all include the following message:
The token datastream length was not correct. This is an internal
The only way I've been able to get the test programs to work correctly
on AIX is to #undef HW_BIG_ENDIAN and #define HW_LITTLE_ENDIAN in
This forces the same byte ordering I test with using a Linux reference
I then have to swap 2 and 4-byte integer bytes (#ifdef WORDS_BIGENDIAN)
using standard byte-swapping macros.
I've read through the mailing list. I see endian problems reported but
haven't seen what looks like any definite solutions.
I'd appreciate any light that anyone might be able to shed on this
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