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Re: more evil firmwares found

Humberto Massa wrote:

> @ 15/04/2004 17:11 : wrote Nathanael Nerode :
>>Humberto Massa wrote:
>>>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, ...)

Suuuure, people really edit register initial values for >=512 unnamed
registers by hand, in hex, and the values are all different and don't
follow an obvious pattern.  I don't believe that for a minute.

> 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."
Duh, of course the *definition* is software.  Any stream of bits is

There are none so blind as those who will not see.

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