Re: Pentium emulation

Alan Cox (
Fri, 25 Jul 1997 14:47:31 +0100 (BST)

> Couldn't the kernel provide emulation of the Pentium instructions
> for the 386/486, to solve this problem? I guess it could be done
> since it would be very similar to the FPU emulator.
> So the question is mainly: Would it make sense?

Not really. Except for BSWAP the 386/486/586 user mode stuff is basically
all down to how you order instructions and how you align them not to new