Re: [PATCH] move SWAP option in menu

Alan Cox (
07 Mar 2003 12:41:12 +0000

On Fri, 2003-03-07 at 10:03, Gabriel Paubert wrote:
> > Linux 8086 can swap because it can use CS/DS updates to relocate code/data.
> Unless I miss a subtle trick, that's using the segment registers as a
> poor man's MMU. You can share library code with far calls but you can't
> use "far" data pointers, can you?

Linux 8086 doesnt support "far" anything. The segment registers are
being used as base registers, and on 8086 "limit" isnt available.

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