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    SubjectRe: [off-topic] Fully virtualisable CPUs
    >> On the intel chips instructions that report the CPU state don't cause
    >> an exception. Pity as if they did we could conceivably just boot windows95
    >> or nt or OS/2 or whatever in a window (and vice versa).
    >Hmm, that's not a very big difference (well it may be in silicon, but I
    >don't think it's to big), they still could do that in the next round of
    >P5/P6/P...'s ;).

    Hmmm... if AMD or Cyrix were to offer this as an architectural
    extension, I bet they'd sell a *lot* of chips to Linux users. Maybe
    it could be done in a way that doesn't require much kernel support
    beyond what's already in place for DOSEMU, too.

    Craig Milo Rogers

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