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SubjectRe: For comment: draft BIOS use document for the kernel
Alan Cox wrote:
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> > I could not find any reference to BIOS int 0x15, function 0x87, block-
> > move, used to copy the kernel to above the 1 megabyte real-mode
> > boundary. I think this is still used.
>
> I dont think the kernel has ever used it. The path has always been to enter
> 32bit mode then relocate/uncompress the kernel, then run it

It's in arch/i386/boot/setup.S, after label bootsect_second. It's only
used with bzImage kernels and the floppy bootsector.

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Brian Gerst
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