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Subjectfailed 'ljmp' in linear addressing mode

I am plowing along as I am learning about the in'n'outs about i386. I am
totally stuck on this one. I would appreciate any help.

As you can see, the function turns off paging mode (of course it
runs from identically mapped page) and tries to jump to an absolute
address at 0x10000000. It appears the machine would reboot when running
"ljmp" instruction.

Any pointers?

I was not too certain about the %cs, %ds business and did quite
a few experiments with different values but with no luck.

Thanks in advance.



/* [JSUN] we will map this page into identity mapping before execution */
.align 4096
/* interrupt is disabled! */

/* the black magic, some copied form relocate_new_kernel, JSUN */
/* Set cr0 to a known state:
* 31 0 == Paging disabled
* 18 0 == Alignment check disabled
* 16 0 == Write protect disabled
* 3 0 == No task switch
* 2 0 == Don't do FP software emulation.
* 0 1 == Proctected mode enabled

movl %cr0, %eax
andl $~((1<<31)|(1<<18)|(1<<16)|(1<<3)|(1<<2)), %eax
orl $(1<<0), %eax
movl %eax, %cr0

/* JSUN, 0x11 was the boot up value for cr0.
movl $0x11, %eax
movl %eax, %cr0

/* clear cr4 */
movl $0, %eax
movl %eax, %cr4

/* why this? */
jmp 1f

/* clear cr3, flush TLB */
movl $0, %eax
movl %eax, %cr3

movl $(__KERNEL_DS),%eax
movl %eax,%ds
movl %eax,%es
movl %eax,%fs
movl %eax,%gs
movl %eax,%ss

ljmp $(__KERNEL_CS), $0x10000000

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