[ros-bugs] [Bug 2786] Boot countdown goes 10,8,6,4,2...

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Sat Sep 20 20:42:26 CEST 2008


--- Comment #10 from grschneider <grschneider at gmail.com>  2008-09-20 20:42:24 CET ---
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example patch

The call for INT 1Ah functions 04h/02h in
\boot\freeldr\freeldr\arch\i386\pcrtc.c may indeed fail, but failure is not
expected in the code.
Comments say that an unsuccessful call would set CF.
Easy approach to solve this: loop the interrupt call until it succeeds (CF==0).
Timing might be critical and I suspect that there may be BIOSes which don't set
CF on error. Behaviour on QEMU after patching: countdown works better, but not
perfect: no more skipped seconds, but refresh does not happen exactly after one

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