Re: Contents of i386+ registers.,.

Nigel Williams (
Sun, 1 Oct 1995 16:19:20 +1000 (EST)

On Sat, 30 Sep 1995, Syed Khwaja Naseer wrote:

> Could anyone tell me (with 100% surety) whether any of the
> general purpose registers (EAX,EBX,ECX...EFLAGS...) of an
> i386/486 contain, at any instant of time, a value that is a

Yes, I can tell you (with 100% surety) that the only register that ever
holds a physical address (in paged mode) is CR3 (or CR2, I haven't got
the book right here, but it's the page directory base reg).

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