OSWORD

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Miscellaneous actions with a control block

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Specification

 6502   Z80   6809   PDP11   80x86   32016   ARM  On entry: On exit:
A A A R0 AL R1 R0 = function code   undefined
XY HL X R1 BX R2 R1 =>control block   undefined, control block updated
Control block for calls>&7F
&00 Length of sent control block
&01 Length of received control block
&02... Any other parameters

OSWORD &00 is the only call that is allowed to return data in registers. All other calls return data in the control block.

OSWORD calls with numbers greater than &7F should contain the number of parameters to send in the first byte of the parameter block, and the number of parameters to receive in the second byte of the parameter block, inclusive of the first two bytes.

Calling from BBC BASIC

Entry points

  • BBC BASIC Entry Address: &FFF1
  • 6502 Entry Address: &FFF1, vectors via &020C
  • Z80 Entry Address: &FFF1, vectors via &FFF2
  • 6809 Entry Address: &FFF1, vectors via &FFF2
  • 80x86 Entry Address: INT &4A, vectors via &0000:0128
  • 32000 Entry Address: SVC &07
  • PDP-11 Entry Address: EMT 3, vector &03
  • ARM Entry Address: SWI &07 "OS_Word", vector &07

See Also

Jgharston 17:03, 6 November 2009 (UTC)