Re: [off-topic] Fully virtualisable CPUs

Orion (
Sun, 08 Sep 1996 18:58:24 -0700

Alan Cox wrote:

> On the intel chips instructions that report the CPU state don't cause
> an exception. Pity as if they did we could conceivably just boot windows95
> or nt or OS/2 or whatever in a window (and vice versa).
> Alan

Forgive my ignorance in these matters, but is it possible that this can
ever change in the x86 architecture? Possibly when we make the jump to
a 64-bit run mode instead of 32-bit?

Jared in Redmond, WA