Re: CSG 4510 and 4567 and Dmagic reverse engineering

From: Mark McDougall <>
Date: Wed, 28 Jul 2010 09:50:26 +1000
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Groepaz wrote:

> i have to rephrase this.... it should say
> "However, it can be extremely hard to retrieve the C source from an 
> executable, but you can't even rip the equivalent of a simple disassembly
> from these programmable devices, let alone the Verilog source."

Since we're in nitpicking mode... ;)

You can't retrieve "the" C source from an executable; you can however 
produce working C code using tools that recognise common library calls and 
common compiler constructs. Naturally you don't get anything like meaningful 
function or paramater/variable names in the de-compiled code (except for 
known library calls of course).

As for reverse engineering of programmable devices...


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