Saturday, 30 March 2013
Scanning for assembly code in Free Software packages
In the Linaro Enterprise Group, my task for the last several weeks was to work through a huge number of packages looking for assembly code. Why? So that we could identify code that would need porting to work well on AArch64, the new 64-bit execution state coming to the ARM world Real Soon Now.
Working with some Ubuntu and Fedora developers, we generated a list of packages included in each distribution that seemed to contain assembly code of some sort. Then I worked through that list, checking to see:
I've written a full report about what I found in the scan, and I'll be writing some more articles based on it shortly.
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