Projects / V86-64


V86-64 is a Linux kernel patch that adds the vm86() system call currently missing in the x86-64 Linux kernel. It allows DOS programs to run under DOSEMU natively without CPU emulation.

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  •  15 Jun 2008 08:44

    Release Notes: Building on kernel versions 2.6.24 and newer was fixed. A kernel patch is no longer supported, only the v86dev driver. An LD_PRELOAD'able patch for 32-bit DOSEMU was added. A simple patch was added for WINE, which allows its DOS VM to work. Some bugs have been fixed.

    •  07 Jun 2007 10:41

      Release Notes: V86 monitor now works in a separate address space. The device driver interface no longer depends on the VM86_64 option and can be built as a separate module. A standalone package for v86dev that does not need the kernel to be rebuilt was provided. The kernel patch is now less invasive. Some serious bugs were fixed.

      •  31 May 2007 17:15

        Release Notes: A bug with garbage in segment registers was fixed. VME support was added. Initial support for the device driver interface was added, as was a DOSEMU patch to use it.

        •  25 May 2007 05:27

          No changes have been submitted for this release.


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