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Idea for Google Summer Code : Assembler for EFI Byte Code implement in gas & Diassembler for EFI Byte Code Binary in objdump
- From: b95705030 at ntu dot edu dot tw
- To: binutils at sourceware dot org
- Date: Thu, 01 Apr 2010 22:57:14 +0800
- Subject: Idea for Google Summer Code : Assembler for EFI Byte Code implement in gas & Diassembler for EFI Byte Code Binary in objdump
EFI is a much larger, more complex,OS-like replacement for the older BIOS
firmware interface present in all IBM PC-compatible personal computers.
and the EFI specification provides for a processor-independent device
driver environment(like virtualmachine), called EFI Byte Code or EBC.
Intel(R) C Compiler for EFI Byte Code, the only one C compiler for EFI
is not open source, and also a pay software.
I am highly interestd in implementing C compiler for EBC in GCC and
participate in Google Summer Code.
But even I implement it successary, their isn't any assembler for EBC.
So I want to make EBC as another target for gas.
On the other hand, there is only one pre-compiled EBC binary(fat.efi)
released in the EDKII
I want to dissamble it to get some idea about the compiling process(c
-> EBC)but there isn't any dissambler for EBC binary.
So I think I should implement a dissambler in objdump for EBC binary first.
I am wondering whether this kind of idea is valuable to the binutils??