> Mike Smith wrote:
> > 
> > > VMware intercepts the inb/outb instruction to port 0x5658 when the eax
> > > register is set to a magic value, otherwise it would be handled as any
> > > other ports.
> > 
> > I think, again, that adding an i386-specific word that detects the
> > presence of VMware is a perfectly sensible idea, and it should simply be
> > done.
> Given the way VMware works, I'd have nothing against making it a FICL
> words, except...
> ...VMware is a port. For some reason, I dislike the idea of having
> support targetted at exclusively one specific port. Though we have
> features added specifically to deal with certain ports, they were all
> more generic features.

It's not a port, it's a platform.  We probably want to add extra words to 
detect other platform features, eg. i386, alpha, ia64, etc. but that 
doesn't invalidate the basic idea.

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