Ticket #5964 (new defect)
BIOS keyboard intercept interrupt (int 15/4F) broken
|Reported by:||Dunfield||Owned by:|
|Version:||VirtualBox 3.1.2||Keywords:||BIOS Keyboard Intercept|
|Host type:||Mac OS X|
BIOS "keyboard intercept" interrupt INT 15h/4Fh ignores replacement scancode.
Needed an "Insert" key - no way to get it on MacBook, so I wrote a small TSR to remap F12 to Ins using INT 15h, AH=4Fh "keyboard intercept" didn't work under VirtualBox (worked fine on real machines & VMware), I could see the correct scancodes coming into the interrupt, but repaced scancode returned in AL was ignored. A bit of disassembly showed that there appears to be a PUSHA / POPA around the INT 15h/4Fh keyboard intercept call within VirtualBox BIOS (call is at F000:E997) causing the replaced scancode in AL to be lost.
I modified my TSR to recognize when it's loaded under VirtualBox and patch the stacked AL register - so I have a workaround, however this should be fixed (and it should be an easy fix).