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SPARC architecture team quiz

Revision 1.0 - 03 Aug 2009

Answer in whatever length necessary for completeness.

Consult the AT Lead if you're unable to locate answers.


  1. Does SPARC run 64-bit code?
  2. What's endianness? Is SPARC a big or little-endian architecture?
  3. Why is it so important to respect the user's CFLAGS on SPARC?
  4. (a) Explain what is an unaligned memory access.
(b) What can you do to help the package maintainer if testing shows a Bus Error?