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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] THE LINUX/I386 BOOT PROTOCOL - Breaking the 256 limit (ping)
    Alon Bar-Lev wrote:
    > On 8/28/06, H. Peter Anvin <hpa@zytor.com> wrote:
    >> Totally pointless since we're in 16-bit mode (as is the "incl %esi")...
    >> I guess it's "better" in the sense that if we run out of that we'll
    >> crash due to a segment overrun... maybe (some BIOSes leave us
    >> unknowningly in big real mode...)
    >
    > So leave as is? Loading address into esi and reference as si?
    > Or modify the whole code to use 16 bits?
    >

    Probably modifying the whole code to use 16 bits, unless there is a
    specific reason not to (Matt?)

    -hpa

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