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Re: [f-cpu] More Dark and Dusty Corners

Juergen Goeritz wrote:
> Maybe from the debugging interface?
> > In a simple privilege model (user/supervisor only), the register should
> > be invisible.  In the capabilities model, there might be a bit that
> > turns access privileges on and off independently.
> Why not add another mode for access that may be switched
> on from 'outside' to go into hardware debugging mode?
 Why is a virtual cpu needed on the first revision? I don't mind
slow interrupt service providing hardware is defined for it -
dma access and fifo's where needed. The serial port on the PC (
the whole pc) is a bad example of doing interrupts. What is
needed is smart - dumb hardware i/o controllers. If you you
define a virtual machine lets define virtual hardware that is
clean and works well. Bring back I/O control blocks? Pesudo
fixed memory frame buffers? More real time smarts.

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