Note: This API calls are shared between DOS and Win16 personality.
DOSX is a specialized version of DPMI. Windows standard and extended mode kernel is a DPMI client app. Standard and extended mode kernel differs minimally and shares common codebase. Standard mode is just DPMI client, exnhanced mode is DPMI client running under Virtual Machime Manager. Both modes shares DPMI interface for kernel communication. The OS/2 virtual DOS Protected Mode Interface (VDPMI) device driver provides Version 0.9 DPMI support for virtual DOS machines. Win16 provides Version 1.0 DPMI support, but reported as 0.9.
Int 31H, AH=00H, AL=0FH
Set Multiple Descriptors
AX = 000FH CX = number of descriptors to copy ES:(E)DI = selector:offset of a buffer in the following format:
if function successful Carry flag = clear if function unsuccessful Carry flag = set AX = error code 8021H invalid value (access rights/type bytes invalid) 8022H invalid selector 8025H invalid linear address (descriptor references a linear address range outside that allowed for DPMI clients) CX = number of descriptors successfully copied
Copies one or more descriptors from a client buffer into the local descriptor table (LDT).
If an error occurs because of an invalid selector or descriptor, the function returns the number of descriptors which were successfully copied in CX. All of the descriptors which were copied prior to the one that failed are valid. All descriptors from the invalid entry to the end of the table are not updated.
32-bit programs must use ES:EDI to point to the buffer. 16-bit programs should use ES:DI.
A descriptor's access rights/type byte (byte 5) follows the same format and restrictions as the access rights/type parameter (in CL) for the Set Descriptor Access Rights function (Int 31H Function 0009H). On 80386 (or later) machines, the descriptor's extended access rights/type byte (byte 6) follows the same format and restrictions as the extended access rights/type parameter (in CH) for the same function, except the low-order 4 bits (marked “reserved”) are used to set the upper 4 bits of the descriptor's limit.
If the descriptor's present bit is not set, then the only error checking is that the client's CPL must be equal to the descriptor's DPL field and the “must be 1” bit in the descriptor's byte 5 must be set.
A DPMI 1.0 host will reload any segment register which contains a selector specified in the data structure supplied to this function. It is suggested that DPMI 0.9 hosts also implement this.
Refer to the rules for descriptor usage in Appendix D.
Text based on http://www.delorie.com/djgpp/doc/dpmi/