Removing vm86 support?

Andrew Lutomirski luto at
Tue Jul 7 23:20:11 UTC 2015


I'm asking here because Fedora seems to one of few distros that
enables CONFIG_VM86 on 32-bit kernels.

Would anyone object if the upstream kernel (and hence Fedora) removed
vm86 support?  This would break 16-bit real mode programs under
dosemu.  It would have no effect on 16-bit protected mode programs
under dosemu (i.e. anything that works on a 64-bit kernel), on dosbox
(which you should be using instead of dosemu anyway) or on KVM (which
is also a much better option than dosemu).


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