Driver for EMS boards.

Mike A. Harris (
Mon, 18 May 1998 22:19:12 -0400 (EDT)

I'd like to have a driver that would turn an old 286 EMS RAM
expander board into a RAMDISK that could be used for a swapfile,
or temporary space.

I have a friend who wants to run Linux on a 486 with 8M, but he
has tonnes of 30 pin SIMMs and whackloads of 286 EMS boards. I
figured that someone else must have allready had an interest in
developing a driver for Linux to use such a board as swap, and I
don't want to duplicate the effort if one exists.

Can someone point me in the right direction?

If no such driver exists, I'm interested in writing my own. I
have never written any kernel level code as of yet, but figure
that such a driver can't be that difficult.

Any pointers to writing such a device driver would be greatly
appreciated. I'm going to look at the DOS driver in DEBUG and
try and figure out what its doing.

Thanks all.

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