Re: Social Contract GR's Affect on sarge
Stephen Frost wrote:
> That's what I'm contending. For compressed PCF or truetype fonts I'd be
> more inclined to say that's the 'preferred form for modification'. I'm
> less inclined to say the same about firmware and a hex editor though not
> entirely opposed to it either. Especially if the firmware is just
> assembled assembly for a specific processor that could be disassembled.
> I'm not very familiar with firmware though, is virtually all firmware
> compiled C code or is alot of it assembly or what?
It's very specific to the hardware. Remember that firmware is just software
for a chipset on a peripheral; depending on the chipset and the
programmers, it varies a lot. A fair amount is assembly; for some
examples, see the assembly present for the firmware which *has* source in
the kernel (most of it requires the 'as31' assembler).
Some of it looks for all the world like ELF or COFF binaries. Other parts
look quite different.
There are none so blind as those who will not see.