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.