Re: [Freedos-kernel] Any interest in 486, 586, 686 kernels?

2013-05-03 Thread Louis Santillan
On Fri, May 3, 2013 at 4:02 AM, Eric Auer e.a...@jpberlin.de wrote: Hi Louis, if I understand your patch correctly, you only changed the build configuration to check how it affects the size of the compiled kernel before UPX compression, which also is an indicator of RAM size of the kernel?

Re: [Freedos-kernel] Any interest in 486, 586, 686 kernels?

2013-05-03 Thread Louis Santillan
What's the difference between wcc wcc386? I noticed that wcc386 adds -5s, -5r, -fp5 (-6 equivalents) for stack, register and fpu optimization. Does wcc386 generate code that could be used in the kernel? -L On Fri, May 3, 2013 at 5:57 AM, Louis Santillan lpsan...@gmail.com wrote: On Fri

Re: [Freedos-kernel] Any interest in 486, 586, 686 kernels?

2013-05-03 Thread Louis Santillan
I'll have to post my files when I get back from Disneyland tonight. Some initial thoughts about the byte savings, things like LEA got and loop unrolling got super efficient with later processors. It wasn't just about the new instructions but upgrades new forms of old instructions. TASM used to

Re: [Freedos-kernel] Any interest in 486, 586, 686 kernels?

2013-05-04 Thread Louis Santillan
Haha...I'd be interested if you ever developed a 586 core at 1GHz that could utilize DDR-3 upto 4GB. On Sat, May 4, 2013 at 1:43 AM, ht-lab han...@ht-lab.com wrote: On 03/05/2013 15:55, Tom Ehlert wrote: In the past, we compiled kernels for 8086, 186 and 386 separately afair. I guess we

[Freedos-kernel] Fwd: [Freedos-user] Any interest in 486, 586, 686 kernels?

2013-05-05 Thread Louis Santillan
Whoops, didn't realize that I replied to fd-user instead of kernel. One other note, all kernels are slightly bigger withe options I set. -L -- Forwarded message -- From: Louis Santillan lpsan...@gmail.com Date: Sun, May 5, 2013 at 9:01 AM Subject: Re: [Freedos-user] Any interest

Re: [Freedos-kernel] Fwd: [Freedos-user] Any interest in 486, 586, 686 kernels?

2013-05-05 Thread Louis Santillan
See inline... On Sun, May 5, 2013 at 9:43 AM, Bernd Blaauw bbla...@home.nl wrote: Louis Santillan schreef op 5-5-2013 18:28: Whoops, didn't realize that I replied to fd-user instead of kernel. One other note, all kernels are slightly bigger withe options I set. I guess it depends

Re: [Freedos-kernel] Fwd: [Freedos-user] Any interest in 486, 586, 686 kernels?

2013-05-05 Thread Louis Santillan
fdoos.org seems to be down at the moment. Forgot to mention that in case Jeremy is around. On Sun, May 5, 2013 at 8:42 PM, Louis Santillan lpsan...@gmail.com wrote: See inline... On Sun, May 5, 2013 at 9:43 AM, Bernd Blaauw bbla...@home.nl wrote: Louis Santillan schreef op 5-5-2013 18:28

Re: [Freedos-kernel] [Freedos-user] Any interest in 486, 586, 686 kernels?

2013-05-19 Thread Louis Santillan
I apologize for mis-posting to fd-user previously. On Thu, May 16, 2013 at 10:47 AM, Tom Ehlert t...@drivesnapshot.de wrote: Dear Louis, a few points a) the FreeDOS project isn't very interested in a BC5 compiled kernel because BC5 isn't freely available/open source; I also doubt the

Re: [Freedos-kernel] [Freedos-devel] Regarding Issue with FreeDOS.

2014-09-15 Thread Louis Santillan
Autoexec.bat and config.sys would likely be useful here, especially to understand the value of LASTDRIVE and to know if any other disk drive drivers are installed (CDROM, SATA, USB, Zip, etc.). Ideally, everyone matches MS-DOS, so knowing what functest returns there might help. On Sunday,

Re: [Freedos-kernel] EXT3 support

2015-08-14 Thread Louis Santillan
Hiren's BootCD has had something called Paragon Mount Everything 3.0. Or are you interested in writing a new driver? On Fri, Aug 14, 2015 at 1:28 PM, Ralf Quint freedos...@gmail.com wrote: On 8/14/2015 12:38 AM, Daniel G. wrote: Greetings, I was reading the FreeDOS development wish-list and

Re: [Freedos-kernel] EXT3 support

2015-08-14 Thread Louis Santillan
Maybe, but ext3 was designed as a multithreading FS. The multithreading becomes single threading so performance would far worse, and possibly even worse than FAT16/32 or ext3 over redirector. On Fri, Aug 14, 2015 at 3:00 PM, Till oran...@mygrande.net wrote: Quoting João Jerónimo

Re: [Freedos-kernel] ke2042: nasm fails to assemble files during build time

2016-11-29 Thread Louis Santillan
Method 1 is the traditional DOS way of installing software. Maybe some advanced usage of JOIN & SUBST is what you are looking for? Another alternative (though slightly messy) would be to combine Methods 1 & 4. By that, I mean, leave the *.bats in C:\DOS. The *.bats will temporarily create a

Re: [Freedos-kernel] How do I compile just the bootsector and kernel?

2017-01-05 Thread Louis Santillan
See the FreeDOS Spec [0]. OpenWatcom C/C++ (1.9?) (and by extension WASM/JWASM? for ASM??) and NASM (no version either though many are based on 0.98.x) are the reference compilers/assemblers/linker. I was able to able to compile a recent kernel version with the non-reference compiler Borland