XScale Port

ron minnich rminnich at lanl.gov
Mon Apr 12 21:06:01 CEST 2004

On Mon, 12 Apr 2004, Joshua Wise wrote:

> Not just any 8086s, though... 3.0ghz 8086s :) 

Actually they seem to be timing-compatible, so I'm not sure they are 3 Ghz 

> just log bus accesses and cache it all, saving you the effort of emulating 
> the BIOS all over again... 

You would think that might work. It doesn't.

> start emulating the VGA bios. (Although I suppose the best thing to do would 
> really just be to get the specs from the hardware manufacturer, or to 
> disassemble the VGA bios and reimplement it in C!)

- get specs: impossible
- disassemble and rewrite in C: get sued.

we've been through this discussion before. I used to be on the "we'll get 
specs" side of this argument. For the most part, I was wrong. So I am now, 
with regret, on the emulation side. 


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