Subject: Re: Question for kernel hackers: Introduction to GNU AS? (books on
To: Brian A. Seklecki <>
From: None <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 01/29/2002 18:12:57
> 	Can anyone make any suggestions for getting acquainted with the
> GNU Binutils GAS?  I recently checked out a book on 80x86 assembly from
> the engineering library here at Pitt[.edu], but of course, all the
> examples use some useless Microsoft 'macro assembler', and of course, the

M$ macroassembler is quite useful anyway. use nasm to have similar syntax.

with as syntax is different.
main differences are:

ins_nameb instead of ins_name byte ptr
ins_namew instead of ins_name word ptr
ins_named ................... dword ptr

reversed first and second parameter

different syntax of addressing modes.

> cd-rom is missing from the back.  Besides, I'd prefer not to have to
> re-lean everything the GNU AS way at a later date, but I have a feeling
> the chances of me finding an "Introduction to Assembly" text that uses GNU
> AS are slim and none >:}

your book may be still useful