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LIBTRACEEVENT(3) libtraceevent Manual LIBTRACEEVENT(3)

NAME

tep_is_bigendian, tep_is_local_bigendian, tep_set_local_bigendian - Get / set the endianness of the local machine.

SYNOPSIS

#include <event-parse.h>
enum tep_endian {

TEP_LITTLE_ENDIAN = 0,
TEP_BIG_ENDIAN }; int tep_is_bigendian(void); bool tep_is_local_bigendian(struct tep_handle *tep); void tep_set_local_bigendian(struct tep_handle *tep, enum tep_endian endian);

DESCRIPTION

The tep_is_bigendian() gets the endianness of the machine, executing the function.

The tep_is_local_bigendian() function gets the endianness of the local machine, saved in the tep handler. The tep argument is the trace event parser context. This API is a bit faster than tep_is_bigendian(), as it returns cached endianness of the local machine instead of checking it each time.

The tep_set_local_bigendian() function sets the endianness of the local machine in the tep handler. The tep argument is trace event parser context. The endian argument is the endianness:


TEP_LITTLE_ENDIAN - the machine is little endian,
TEP_BIG_ENDIAN - the machine is big endian.

RETURN VALUE

The tep_is_bigendian() function returns non zero if the endianness of the machine, executing the code, is big endian and zero otherwise.

The tep_is_local_bigendian() function returns true, if the endianness of the local machine, saved in the tep handler, is big endian, or false otherwise.

EXAMPLE

#include <event-parse.h>
...
struct tep_handle *tep = tep_alloc();
...

if (tep_is_bigendian())
tep_set_local_bigendian(tep, TEP_BIG_ENDIAN);
else
tep_set_local_bigendian(tep, TEP_LITTLE_ENDIAN); ...
if (tep_is_local_bigendian(tep))
printf("This machine you are running on is bigendian\n");
else
printf("This machine you are running on is little endian\n");

FILES

event-parse.h

Header file to include in order to have access to the library APIs. -ltraceevent
Linker switch to add when building a program that uses the library.

SEE ALSO

libtraceevent(3), trace-cmd(1)

AUTHOR

Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org[1]>, author of libtraceevent.
Tzvetomir Stoyanov <tz.stoyanov@gmail.com[2]>, author of this man page.

REPORTING BUGS

Report bugs to <linux-trace-devel@vger.kernel.org[3]>

LICENSE

libtraceevent is Free Software licensed under the GNU LGPL 2.1

RESOURCES

https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/libs/libtrace/libtraceevent.git/

NOTES

1.
rostedt@goodmis.org
mailto:rostedt@goodmis.org
2.
tz.stoyanov@gmail.com
mailto:tz.stoyanov@gmail.com
3.
linux-trace-devel@vger.kernel.org
mailto:linux-trace-devel@vger.kernel.org
09/24/2022 libtraceevent 1.6.3