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

Tiago Vignatti tiago.vignatti at nokia.com
Mon Nov 30 10:13:27 PST 2009

On Sat, Nov 28, 2009 at 09:53:53PM +0100, ext Keith Packard wrote:
> 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?

seems Ajax consistently replied your question here.

But the point is that I don't care about this right now. I'd like to just keep
the same functionality outside of the server. As I said before, it's just
about code move and *lot of* reorganization.

> >   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.




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