Talk:Interrupt Vector Table

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Although it is also called the IDT

By who?

to avoid confusions related with the protected mode Interrupt Descriptor Table.

I see no way to confuse an array of 256 seg:off pairs with a complex 8*unknown quantity -byte descriptor table.

So what's with this, is it completely by opinion? --Troy Martin 03:50, 22 March 2009 (UTC)

I agree. I think it creates confusion more than anything. I've never heard of anybody calling it the IDT either. JackScott 03:51, 22 March 2009 (UTC)
Disagree. I think the reasoning behind it is not unimportant - IDTR points to either a 32-bit IDT, a 64-bit IDT, or an IVT, depending on operating mode. In that respect, "By who", would be the IDTR; to avoid confusion is that using the IDT affects the IVT by virtue of that IDTR. I do agree that the original text could hardly have been more confusing. - Combuster 23:21, 23 March 2009 (UTC)
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