GeneveOS Device Operation

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Accessing devices (floppy disk, hard disk, serial connector, printer) is possible in GeneveOS via XOP calls.

User-task XOPs

User-task XOPs are available for use in application programs. Here is a typical example:

PABADD EQU  >F180   
FILE   DATA 8
...
       LI   R0,PABADD
       XOP  @FILE,0
       MOVB @PABADD+2,R0
       JNE  SF7
       ...

Similar as with the TI-99/4A device service routine concept (DSR), a Peripheral Access Block (PAB) must be set up prior to invoking the XOP.

Device Service Routine Call

Input Output
R0 Pointer to PAB Pointer to PAB

The actual operation is contained in the Peripheral Access Block (PAB).