[rrd-users] Macosx-Linux, architecture dependent

Christos Vasilakis cvasilak at gmail.com
Wed Nov 28 08:28:46 CET 2007

Hi Sam,
yes the Macosx system I have is an intel-based one(a core 2 duo  
machine) running Macosx Leopard.

Thanks for the clarification


On Nov 28, 2007, at 5:00 AM, Sam Umbach wrote:

> On Nov 27, 2007 2:52 PM, Christos Vasilakis <cvasilak at gmail.com>  
> wrote:
>> So I would like to ask the list if the rrd file created on a linux
>> machine can be read on a MacosX system? At least in practice it
>> worked. But is there anything that I miss here or overlook  
>> considering
>> the fact that rrd files are machine dependent.
> Christos,
> Was the Mac OSX system an Intel-based system (one of the new macs)?  I
> would expect that Mac OSX on x86 to generate identical rrd files as
> Linux on x86 (since they are both UNIX variants on the same platform).
> I expect that rrd files from OSX on a PowerPC platform (e.g., G4's)
> would be different from/incompatible with rrd files from OSX on x86
> platform.  The important difference is the hardware platform rather
> than the OS.  This is not a guarantee that rrds from different OSes on
> the same platform are compatible, but it's reasonably likely since the
> hardware platform determines Endianness and floating point formats.
> -Sam

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