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Added by Alex Williamson almost 12 years ago

VGA: Don't register deprecated VBE range

Old versions of the BOCHs VGA BIOS (cira 2003) made use of VBE
registers at 0xff80/81. In VBE API version 0xb0c2 these were
moved to 0x1ce/cf. Unfortunately, QEMU still registers handlers
for the old range. If a guest attempts to assign an I/O device
overlapping this region, QEMU exits with a hw_error. Windows
guests seem to like to assign I/O devices to the high end of
the address space, so it's pretty easy to hot add an rtl8139
to a Win2k8 guest and trigger the bug. I can't find any reason
to register these handlers, so let's remove the cruft.

Signed-off-by: Alex Williamson <>
Signed-off-by: Anthony Liguori <>


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