epia m vga + memcpy update

Richard Smith rsmith at bitworks.com
Mon Sep 13 10:20:01 CEST 2004

Stefan Reinauer wrote:

> * Li-Ta Lo <ollie at lanl.gov> [040909 18:26]:
>>Did they do anything on the "core" x86emu? Last time I checked,
>>XF86 4.4.0 has almost the same x86emu as testbios.

> Yes. But not only the x86 emulation itself is interesting, but also the
> legacy bios emulation around it. There are so many branches and forks

This is probally where the difference matters most for things like 
vbios.  support of the legacy bios calls.  VGA card bioses are really 
fragile.  One wrong return value and its off the trolly or hung in some 
sort of loop.

> out there, we _have_ to do something to unite them, otherwise we cannot
> reach our goal in this area. Nobody knows what the others are really
> doing.

> I am going to set up an GNU Arch repository on openbios.org asap so we
> can set a starting point for development.

Cool.  I'm going to route this info back to Jon Smirl who seems to be in 
charge of the DRI x86emu stuff hopefully he can merge in any 
improvements from his stuff.

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