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Re: more evil firmwares found

@ 15/04/2004 17:11 : wrote Nathanael Nerode :

Humberto Massa wrote:

1. if there's a blob in a fw[] = { 0x0, ... }, in a GPL'd file, there
nothing precluding debian from considering it the source code; for all
we know, it can be 4KB of register initial values for the hardware;

Wow, that would be an interesting case.  But.... are they really edited
way, or are register names used?

Ok, assuming you are serious, no, the values for the registers are just in series (r0, then r1, then r2, ...) If you want to be more serious, there is the FPGA example. Is a *hardware* definition software? AFAIK, a FPGA definition (which may be very well what you are loading) is just "hmm, connect this port's output in input #1 of this other port, etc, etc, etc."


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