Re: Re: stop breaking dosemu (Re: x86/kconfig/32: Rename CONFIG_VM86 and default it to 'n')

From: Andy Lutomirski
Date: Wed Sep 02 2015 - 12:03:26 EST

On Wed, Sep 2, 2015 at 8:27 AM, Andrew Bird <ajb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi Andy,
> Yes I know of a least one instance of a company specifically running 32bit
> server purely so that they can eek out every last drop of performance from
> a legacy DOS business application using the hardware rather than emulation.
> As an indication, the speedup of doing this for his application is around
> 2x, this is not trivial to him as in the past he has overclocked his
> machines for this very reason.
> From a user perspective, being able to control this at runtime is most
> desirable, switching kconfig and rebuilding kernels is not, as he wants to
> run stock distro kernels.
> Thanks for looking at this.

Will do.

Given that dosemu2 is actively developed, maybe I should see about
packaging it for Fedora. It'll make testing easier.

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