Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 9th Feb 2013 18:54 UTC
Windows "The 16-bit Windows kernel was actually three kernels. One if you were using an 8086 processor, another if you were using an 80286 processor, and a third if you were using an 80386 processor. The 8086 kernel was a completely separate beast, but the 80286 and 80386 kernels shared a lot of code in common." As always, Raymond Chen delivers. If you don't yet follow his blog, you should. Right now. Click that bookmark or RSS button.
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Alfman
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2011-01-28

Megol,

"Doing the reset itself can be done in software without extra hardware by triggering a triple fault, just load the interrupt description table pointer with something faulty and then do a software interrupt."

Ah, very clever! And here I was thinking it was an oversight by the bastards at intel, how wrong I was. My faith is restored ;)

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