Subject: Re: 80?86 asm books? / BIOS emu?
To: Bob Kemp <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Greg Spiegelberg <email@example.com>
Date: 12/13/1994 21:59:43
/ Does any one know of a _good_ book on the 386/486/pentium instruction set?
/ Most books seem to assume you're using DOS but I want info on _protected_
/ mode, etc and the only books I've found are now out of print.
/ Also, is anyone working on a DOS/BIOS emulator for NetBSD? I know
/ of the 8086 instruction set emulators (eg pcemu) but am more interested
/ in something that executes native where possible, like the Linux
The Turbo Assembler reference book is good for the instructions
but of course that only comes with Borland Compilers. Might want
to ask those on alt.books.technical or alt.lang.asm. There's also
a new comp.lang 386 asm group but can't remember it offhand.
Of course, the PC Interrupts by Brown & Kyle from Addison Wesley
has the best description for BIOS & 3rd party hardware irq's.
Contains DOS too but I try to ignore that section. :)
Greg "TwoTone" Spiegelberg SAIC UNIX Systems Admin Dude
RidgeNet, Ridgecrest, Ca. firstname.lastname@example.org
My views are hardly reasonable or credible thus are
contrary to others including SAICs.