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SubjectRe: vm86 in kernel [was: vesafb...]
Hi!

> Another issue which occurred to me was extending vesafbd to be more
> a generic "support calling real-mode BIOS/whatever functions" from kernel
> like facility. Would there be use for it elsewhere in the kernel?

Calling BIOS disk access for controllers we do not know about? Hey,
that would be ugly! (But I have seen people requesting similar things
on l-k, so maybe it would make some sense. Calling APM bios could be
safely done this way. So it probably is usefull from other places in
kernel.)
Pavel
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I'm pavel@ucw.cz. "In my country we have almost anarchy and I don't care."
Panos Katsaloulis describing me w.r.t. patents me at discuss@linmodems.org

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