[LinuxBIOS] Disassembly?

Li-Ta Lo ollie at lanl.gov
Fri Dec 1 00:05:53 CET 2006

On Thu, 2006-11-30 at 18:26 +0100, Segher Boessenkool wrote:
> > Although I haven't seen discussion of disassembling factory BIOS, I
> > would think this has been discussed; why is this not routine, or
> > effective, for these unruly Intel chipsets which can't get DRAM happy?
> Of course it has been done.  It won't tell you _why_ certain
> things are done, or what they actually do -- disassembling
> machine code doesn't give you source code.

Another factor you have think about is how do you even know the
factory bios is doing it right? If you imitate what a buggy factory
BIOS is doing, you are going to reproduce the exact same bug in LB.
I guess this is not pretty in the court.


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