At 04:36 PM 3/13/2005 +0100, Bernd Blaauw wrote:

probably better, make HIMEM compatible to 286+, which would end up in a single unified XMS driver.

Adamantly and permanently opposed. And you might be too, with the potential size increase and performance decrease in HIMEM after the significant rewrite to regress the instruction set on all XMS 2.0 and admin code down from 32-bit registers to 16-bit. Nowadays I would just as soon write in 6502 or Z-80 assembly language as pure 16-bit 80x86 (except stubs), which is to say, only if somebody paid me to do it.

For the microscopic percentage of 80286-level clients, just use FDXMS286. Simple readily available solution. Fix it if it's broken, no big deal. Why mug HIMEM when it's so unnecessary?

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