From: Dave Airlie (airlied at domain csn.ul.ie)
Date: Tue 12 Jun 2001 - 12:45:52 IST
> Nope. as86, part of the dev86 package (formerly bin86) produces only
> 16-bit code. It's used primarily in kernel & LILO compiles to write
> whatever small bit of code is required to get from the 16-bit BIOS boot
> environment into a running Linux kernel. gcc uses it's own assembler
> which uses a different syntax to the old Intel style we know & love from
> 8086 days and before.
and as far as I know the kernel no longer uses as86, the latest binutils
seem to do the stuff properly now ..
-- David Airlie, Software Engineer http://www.skynet.ie/~airlied / airlied at domain skynet.ie pam_smb / Linux DecStation / Linux VAX / ILUG person
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