[RFC] xserver: use LRMI for real-mode calls (v2)
keithp at keithp.com
Sat Nov 28 12:53:53 PST 2009
On Fri, 27 Nov 2009 21:54:26 +0200, Tiago Vignatti <tiago.vignatti at nokia.com> wrote:
> On the other hand, we could simply forget forever vm86 backend, given
> x86emu encompass it - ajax has hard arguments to simply remove vm86
How close is x86emu to actually dealing with modern video BIOSes? We
used to have all kinds of trouble with BIOSes using instructions beyond
the basic 8086 stuff; does x86emu deal with these now?
> If you need specialised functions to handle access to different types of
> memory, then you would need to pass them. That's a feature that we had on
> the internal int10 code but no driver was using. Given I'm lazy to change
> lrmi, so I vote to not bother with this now.
If no-one is using it, then we can remove it. If someone needs it, they
can supply suitable patches.
keith.packard at intel.com
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