Re: Ev86 mode and Linux

Yuri Per (
Thu, 11 Dec 1997 11:47:41 +0300 (GMT+0300)

> I don't think the extended-v86 mode is documented well enough for it to
> be used. It seems to do much of what the current kernel v86 mode support
> does, except in hardware rather than in software. However, it probably
> doesn't do it quite the same way, and as the interfaces are "Appendix H"
> from Intel, it's hard to find out about them..
> Linus

Extended-v86 mode is fully documented in "Pentium(R) Pro Family
Developer's Manual, Volume 3: Operating System Writer's Manual"
available at

Yuri Per