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    x86-64 Assembly Language Programming with Ubuntu

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    Ed Jorgensen, University of Nevada

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    Language: English

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    Reviewed by Hassan Salmani, Associate Professor, Howard University on 12/14/20

    The book presents a good coverage of x86-64 Assembly Language Programming. The book also provides some practical details regarding the execution of x86-64 instructions under the Ubuntu operating system. Further, each chapter of the book includes... read more

    Reviewed by Mehrdad Nourai, Assistant Professor, Framingham State University on 6/13/20

    The book seems to cover many details of x86-64 Assembly, however, it does not teach how to program. read more

    Table of Contents

    • 1.0 Introduction
    • 2.0 Architecture Overview
    • 3.0 Data Representation
    • 4.0 Program Format
    • 5.0 Tool Chain
    • 6.0 DDD Debugger
    • 7.0 Instruction Set Overview
    • 8.0 Addressing Modes
    • 9.0 Process Stack
    • 10.0 Program Development
    • 11.0 Macros
    • 12.0 Functions
    • 13.0 System Services
    • 14.0 Multiple Source Files
    • 15.0 Stack Buffer Overflow
    • 16.0 Command Line Arguments
    • 17.0 Input/Output Buffering
    • 18.0 Floating-Point instructions
    • 19.0 Parallel Processing
    • 20.0 Interrupts
    • 21.0 Appendix A - ASCII Table
    • 22.0 Appendix B - Instruction Set Summary
    • 23.0 Appendix C - System Services
    • 24.0 Appendix D - Quiz Question Answers

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    About the Book

    The purpose of this text is to provide a reference for University level assembly language and systems programming courses. Specifically, this text addresses the x86-64 instruction set for the popular x86-64 class of processors using the Ubuntu 64-bit Operating System (OS). While the provided code and various examples should work under any Linux-based 64-bit OS, they have only been tested under Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (64-bit). The x86-64 is a Complex Instruction Set Computing (CISC) CPU design. This refers to the internal processor design philosophy. CISC processors typically include a wide variety of instructions (sometimes overlapping), varying instructions sizes, and a wide range of addressing modes. The term was retroactively coined in contrast to Reduced Instruction Set Computer (RISC3).

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