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Re: more evil firmwares found

On Thu, 2004-04-15 at 15:51, Humberto Massa wrote:
> 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."

Go ask an engineer which they would prefer to modify -- some
higher-level format that reads "connect port 1 to input 2, port 3 to the
outputs of port 1 and port 9..", or a binary blob. This is why tools
like Verilog exist.

A formal hardware definition most definitely is software, empirically so
when such a definition can be compiled and put into real hardware.
Joe Wreschnig <piman@debian.org>

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