IDLEHLT16 for OS/2 1.x

Tobias let me know that he’s released his IDLEHLT16 driver for these early OS/2 versions.  If anyone has run them in an emulator, you’ll know they’ll easily soak up 100% of the CPU they are given.  This process will call the HLT opcode found in later (well compared to the 80286!) processors allowing them to ‘sleep’.

IDLHLT16

IDLHLT16

Needless to say, for fans of the beleaguered 16-bit OS, this is a great thing to have!

If anyone wants to know why there isn’t one for OS/2 2.0 and above, it doesn’t need one, it can sleep fine on it’s own.

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What is there to tell? I’ve loved UNIX like things since I was first exposed to QNX in highschool (we had the Unisys ICONS!), and spent the better time of my teenage years trying to get my own UNIX… I should have bought Coherent in retrospect.. Anyways latched onto Linux in 1992, and then got some old BSD admin books and have been hooked on the VAX BSD & other big/ancient things since…!

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