On Mon, Feb 02, 2015 at 05:01:14PM -0600, Richard Laager wrote:
On Sat, 2015-01-31 at 18:59 -0500, Kevin O'Connor wrote:
Richard - it sounds like you have a short term solution in place, so I'm inclined to make the next SeaBIOS release without this change.
Yeah, I'm good for now. I'd love to see a proper fix in place eventually, of course.
The 16bit support in Windows will, of course, need to be fixed. Maybe a better solution can be found for the following release though.
What about your option 6 patch? That fixed the issue for me and fixed Skifree. You had some concerns about KVM, but I believe Paolo said those weren't an issue. (To be fair, I'm didn't follow this closely, as this BIOS-level stuff is all new to me.)
That's also a possibility. Unfortunately, it's unclear if that approach breaks anything else. Being in protected mode is a symptom of a more modern OS, but it's still possible an older application (that uses a very small stack) is run while in protected mode (eg, with emm386).