Re: [hatari-devel] Re: New GemdosParam variable in debugger (was: EmuTOS startup sequence vs. real TOS)

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On 05/03/2018 11:50 AM, Thorsten Otto wrote:
On Mittwoch, 2. Mai 2018 21:41:58 CEST Eero Tamminen wrote:
Can somebody explain why e.g. BIOS & XBIOS trap entries don't
need to do that in Hatari code?

GemDOS_OpCode is executed by emulating the GEMDOS_OPCODE instruction, which is
part of the cartridge code. The code there is executed by the TRAP #1 handler,
and thus already in supervisor mode, after pushing the trap exception frame.

Whereas VDI, BIOS & XBIOS calls are intercepted in newcpu.c, before actually
emulating the TRAP instruction.


So it's not about in which mode the program calls the trap, but
whether there's supervisor mode switch between program pushing
the args to stack, and Hatari code processing them?

(i.e. as debugger traps GemDOS calls on the trap instruction,
like the other OS calls, there's no switch and args for all
can be extracted same way.)

	- Eero

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