lkml.org 
[lkml]   [1998]   [Dec]   [3]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
/
From
SubjectRe: Booting big kernels on IBM ThinkPad 770X
Date
> According to the Technical Reference Manual there is a special
> control port that, among other things, controls the ability of setting
> the A20-gate in real mode, which is initially disabled. It is bit 1 of
> the System Control Port A (0x92).
>
> I inserted a call to the following routine in setup.S just before setting A20
> and now my bzImage boots!
>
> !
> ! enables a20-handling on ThinkPads while in real mode
> !
> ThinkPad_SCP_A:
> in al,#0x92 ! read "System Control Port A"
> or al,#0x02 ! Set "Alternate Gate A20" - Bit
> out #0x92,al ! write "System Control Port A"
> ret
>
> Now, I'm not an assembler programmer at all. Maybe someone could take a closer
> look into that.


That would make some sense. Thats the A20 active bit on the IBM PS/2 as well. (Hey
MCA hacking finally produces something useful 8)) . It might also be generally ok
since the great Ralf Brown interrupt list documents no other users

Alan



-
To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to majordomo@vger.rutgers.edu
Please read the FAQ at http://www.tux.org/lkml/

\
 
 \ /
  Last update: 2005-03-22 13:45    [from the cache]
©2003-2011 Jasper Spaans