Mail Archives: djgpp/2001/02/28/14:18:16

Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2001 21:15:01 +0200
From: "Eli Zaretskii" <eliz AT is DOT elta DOT co DOT il>
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> From: "Tonu Aas" <tonu AT ids DOT ee>
> Newsgroups: comp.os.msdos.djgpp
> Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2001 18:17:04 +0200
> > >     Is there any solution to spawn from Blinker linked 16 bit PM program
> > > some DJGPP 32 bit PM program under W9x DPMI.
> >
> > the DPMI spec explicitly says that you cannot have 16bit and 32bit clients
> nested.
> :((( very bad.

That's life: Hans-Bernhard is right, the DPMI spec forbids mixing
16-bit and 32-bit clients in the same Virtual Machine.

> Maybe not completely:
> // in 16bit PM program under W9x
> system("start /w test32.exe");

Yes, this will and should work, since the other program is in another
VM.  The disadvantage is that you inherit redirected handles and pass
environment variables between virtual machines.

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