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Re: [alpine-user] Are all supported architectures little endian?

From: William Pitcock <>
Date: Mon, 4 Jun 2018 14:48:35 -0500


On Sat, Jun 2, 2018 at 3:08 PM, ardi <> wrote:
> Hi!
> I'd like to know if all architectures supported by Alpine Linux are
> little endian, or if it can be installed to run as a big endian system
> too (I'm asking this because, as a developer, I'd like to have a big
> endian system for testing endian compatibility within my code).
> In case it only supports little endian architectures... is there any
> technical reason for that choice? (I mean, maybe some core component
> is not endian-safe?)

Most architectures are little endian, but Alpine does run on IBM
mainframes which are big endian.
There is also a work in progress ppc64 port to compliment the ppc64le one.


Received on Mon Jun 04 2018 - 14:48:35 UTC