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On Fri, 27 Feb 1998 9732520(a)lewis.sms.ed.ac.uk wrote:
2) I assume 32-bit code is used as much as possible, ie. start up in real mode and
switch to protected mode asap. and then deal with all the rest. It doesn't make
much difference for boot really, but functions used by OS's should really be
32-bit now (name one *decent* real mode 16-bit OS).
If you speak about real mode booting -- it seems to me that you think only
about booting a i386-compatible. Further it depends on wether you think to
support the PC-standard (16b RM-BIOS support code) or imlement a complete
new BIOS where no compatibilities to existing software can be guaranteed,
ie. no existing OS would run on such an incomaptible PC-BIOS reinvention.
The problem on restricting filesystem access to the B seem's quite strange
to me. It sounds like the approach of Apple to make all software
producers produce only one thing: software only for this standard -- else
it should inlcude some hooks where simple OS-Software Calls can hang in.
-- it might be possible that I have not seen the real aim of this
filesystem discussion (I am new in this list, sorry).
By the way: Is there a location where you can retrieve all old discussion
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