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1 jcanas commented Permalink

What about data on disk?. Can I read data written by a BE Linux with a LE Linux, provided I detach and attach this disk from one Linux to the other?,

2 jscheel commented Permalink

Filesystems have well-defined endianness and as such are generally interchangeable (minus any bugs that have not yet been corrected.) However, what's *IN* the file, is open to application interpretation and as such would need to be explicitly handled if being accessed from a different systems, especially by compiled applications. The same is true for information shared by TCP/IP: the socket is well-defined, the data in the packet is dependent on the application.

 
Thanks for the question!

3 BrianZondlak commented Permalink

Thanks Jeff. This really helped me understand LE, BE, and how they relate to Power.