[RFC] xserver: use LRMI for real-mode calls (v2)

Keith Packard 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
>   either.

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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