libx86: A hardware-independent library for executing real-mode x86 code1

Package available in: [trunk] [8.0]

It's often useful to be able to make real-mode x86 BIOS calls from userland. libx86 is built on top of two bodies of code - lrmi and x86emu. x86emu is a generic x86 emulator.

On x86 platforms, libx86 will use the vm86 interface provided by most modern kernels in order to execute code. On non-x86 platforms, an interface layer is provided to allow x86emu to be used to execute lrmi function calls.

... part of T2, get it here


Author: Matthew Garrett <mjg59-freshmeat [at] srcf [dot] ucam [dot] org>
Author: Jonathan McDowell
Author: David Mosberger-Tang
Author: Egbert Eich
Author: Josh Vanderhoof
Maintainer: Rene Rebe <rene [at] t2-project [dot] org>

License: BSD
Status: Beta
Version: 1.1

Remark: Does cross compile (as setup and patched in T2).

Download: libx86-1.1.tar.gz

T2 source: lheader.patch
T2 source: libx86.cache
T2 source: libx86.conf
T2 source: libx86.desc

Build time (on reference hardware): 5% (relative to binutils)2

Installed size (on reference hardware): 0.64 MB, 9 files

Dependencies (build time detected): 00-dirtree bash binutils bzip2 coreutils diffutils findutils gcc glibc grep make patch sed sysfiles tar

Installed files (on reference hardware): n.a.

1) This page was automatically generated from the T2 package source. Corrections, such as dead links, URL changes or typos need to be performed directly on that source.

2) Compatible with Linux From Scratch's "Standard Build Unit" (SBU).