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=02H, AL=03H
Set Processor Exception Handler Vector
AX = 0203H BL = exception/fault number (00H-1FH) CX:(E)DX = selector:offset of exception handler
if function successful Carry flag = clear if function unsuccessful Carry flag = set AX = error code 8021H invalid value (BL not in range 0-1FH) 8022H invalid selector
Sets the address of a handler for a CPU exception or fault, allowing a protected mode application to intercept processor exceptions (such as segment not present faults) that are not handled by the DPMI host and would otherwise generate a fatal error. This function should be avoided by DPMI 1.0 clients.
The value passed in CX should be a valid protected mode code (executable) selector, not a real mode segment address.
32-bit clients must supply a 32-bit offset in the EDX register. If the client's handler chains to the next exception handler, it must do so using a 32-bit interrupt stack frame.
Every exception is first examined by the DPMI host. If the host does not handle the exception, it reflects the exception to the first handler in the protected mode exception handler chain. See that page for a complete discussion of the environment and responsibilities of protected mode exception handlers installed with this function.
Clients which run under DPMI 1.0 should use Int 31H Functions 0212H and 0213H to set the addresses of exception handlers. This function is supported by DPMI 1.0 hosts solely for compatibility with DPMI 0.9.
Refer to the rules for descriptor usage in Appendix D.
Text based on http://www.delorie.com/djgpp/doc/dpmi/