[klibc] Supporting multiple video cards under Linux

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Sat Jan 24 17:37:14 PST 2004

Jon Smirl wrote:
> There is an x86 emulator that can be used to run the ROM. It's about 140K in
> size. You get the same problem when you plug x86 PCI cards into Macs. The x86
> cards have the wrong ROMs on them. Of course the Mac version cost twice as much.
>  The x86 emulator would probably be a nice optional feature for these other
> architectures.
> I'll send you a copy of the older source. I'm starting from a program I found
> that was written about five years ago and I'm updating it to use sysfs, hotplug,
> etc on 2.6. I don't have the new version working yet.

I just released klibc-0.97 with the most basic I/O operations included, 
for i386 and x86-64 only.  I don't know how to make them work on other 
architectures, other than opening /dev/port and mucking about, which is 
always possible, but is also a considerable amount of code.


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