On Di, 2017-05-16 at 15:39 +0200, Rudolf Marek wrote:
Perhaps you already noticed. There are efforts to resurrect true 16-bit only x86
GCC port . I added it coreboot cross toolchain script.
You can compile it ./buildgcc -j4 -p ia16-elf
So far, I only tried to compile some simple programs, but I believe it could be
handy for SeaBIOS 16-bit code, which could be true 16-bit.
Sounds interesting, especially for vgabios where we have lots of
workarounds for 16bit emulators handling 32bit instructions not
But I guess I would just wait and see for now, until this is merged and
present in gcc/binutils releases.