Import X11/NetBSD/OpenBSD's x86emu?
delphij at delphij.net
Mon Aug 31 22:35:46 UTC 2009
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There is some recent discussion about enabling VESA on amd64, by
importing OpenBSD's x86emu (which originates from X11 and then imported
into NetBSD, then OpenBSD).
The x86emu code implements a virtual machine for 80386's real mode in <
9kLoC, and was ported to FreeBSD. Then, the current code for VESA has
been modified to have the VESA code run inside the emulator, thus solved
the problem that there is no VM86 support when we are in long mode.
I'd like to give this a shoot but if there is any objections, please let
me know. The patches can be obtained from:
Xin LI <delphij at delphij.net> http://www.delphij.net/
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