Ralf Brown's Interrupt List
Ralf Brown's Interrupt List or RBIL is a comprehensive list of interrupts, calls, hooks, interfaces, data structures, memory and port addresses, and processor opcodes for x86 machines from the very start of the PC era in 1981 up into the year 2000, most of it still applying to PCs.
It covers operating systems, drivers, and application software; both documented and undocumented information including bugs, shortcomings, and workarounds, with version and date information, often at a detail level not found in the contemporary literature. A large part of it covers system BIOSes and internals of operating systems such as DOS, OS/2, and Windows, as well as their interactions.
The project is the result of the research and collaborative effort of hundreds of contributors worldwide over many years, and is maintained by Ralf Brown, a researcher at Carnegie Mellon University's Language Technologies Institute.
It has been a widely used resource by IBM PC system developers as well as application programmers in the pre-Windows era. As such it has proven to be an important resource in developing various open source operating systems, including Linux and FreeDOS. Today it is still used as a reference to BIOS calls and to develop programs for DOS as well as other system-level software.
- Ralf Brown (2008-04-04). "Ralf Brown's Home Page". Retrieved 2011-10-14.
- Jim Hall (2002-03-25). "The past, present, and future of the FreeDOS Project". Archived from the original on 2012-05-29. Retrieved 2011-10-14.
- Ralf Brown (2002-12-29). "The x86 Interrupt List". Retrieved 2011-10-14.
- RBIL's Official Website
- HTML version of RBIL
- HTML version of RBIL (another version with perhaps better linking)
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