On Mon, 2014-05-19 at 13:42 -0400, Kevin O'Connor wrote:
I don't see any reference to "int 15h,
ax=0xd042" as a standard. So,
maybe the author of the above text also wrote their own EFI module
which used that magic value?
Well, the INT 15h call would still be on the BIOS side; that doesn't
sound like an EFI thing at all. Perhaps that's a special-case hack to
make their platform *trigger* the SMM entry, which then gets handled by
the EFI code?
With some versions of DOS [...]
With that predicate, I'm sure any conclusion is true.
True. I suppose the question is whether it's true of any versions of DOS
that we *care* about. Or other operating systems that we might want to
use on Quark, I suppose. Your response seems to suggest not.
I just didn't want to design myself into a corner where I'd *never* be
able to fix this "known bug"?