[Xorg-driver-geode] [PATCH] X86EMU: handle CPUID instruction (passthrough)
daniel at fooishbar.org
Sat Feb 2 20:30:19 PST 2008
On Sat, Feb 02, 2008 at 08:20:01PM -0500, Gideon Romm wrote:
> Dude -
> Its a patch to the x86 emulator. :) It need not support non-x86 architectures.
The reason you have an x86 emulator is so that you can run BIOSes
written in x86 assembly on non-x86 machines. There are some other
reasons, but yeah. So yes, it really _does_ need to support non-x86
architectures, else everything would be an asm passthrough, instead of
an insane x86 state machine.
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