18.3. Choosing target byte order
Some types of processors, such as the MIPS, PowerPC, and Hitachi SH,
offer the ability to run either big-endian or little-endian byte
orders. Usually the executable or symbol will include a bit to
designate the endian-ness, and you will not need to worry about
which to use. However, you may still find it useful to adjust
gdb's idea of processor endian-ness manually.
- set endian big
Instruct gdb to assume the target is big-endian.
- set endian little
Instruct gdb to assume the target is little-endian.
- set endian auto
Instruct gdb to use the byte order associated with the
- show endian
Display gdb's current idea of the target byte order.
Note that these commands merely adjust interpretation of symbolic
data on the host, and that they have absolutely no effect on the