making NetBSD multiboot-compatible. "The i386 architecture is
full of cruft required to maintain compatibility with old machines that go
back as far as the 8086 series. Technically speaking, these features aren't
necessary anymore because any recent computer based on this architecture
uses a full 32-bit operating system that could work perfectly fine without
the legacy code. Unfortunately, the compatibility hacks remain in place and
hurt the development of new software.
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