Adam Di Carlo wrote:
> Robin Burgener <robinb@corel.CA> writes:
> > Can someone give me a code snippet for using sys_vm86; the documentation
> > is a little lacking. When I get a chance, I'll even write some
> > documentation for it.
> I don't understand what exactly you are talking about... what is
> .....Adam Di Carlo....adam@onShore.com.....<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>
Should be vm86, sys_vm86 is inside the kernel.
vm86 is suppose to be a way of executing "real mode" code from protected
mode. This *should* allow a Linux process to access Video BIOS
functions. In reality, the sys_vm86 call appears to be broken, or
atleast not what it claims to be. I have found several sources for
information about and I am on the right track (I hope ;-) When I get a
chance, I'll publish some documentation and a library for using vm86
mode under Linux.
Robin Burgener / Linux Kernel Group / COREL Corporation
20Q: http://come.to/20q or http://188.8.131.52/avm.html
- From: Robin Burgener <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Re: sys_vm86
- From: Adam Di Carlo <email@example.com>