tep_is_bigendian - Man Page

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

Referenced By

The man pages tep_is_local_bigendian(3) and tep_set_local_bigendian(3) are aliases of tep_is_bigendian(3).

07/22/2021 libtraceevent 1.2.1 libtraceevent Manual