Linux Assembly HOWTO

Konstantin Boldyshev

Francois-Rene Rideau

0.6g Edition

Version 0.6g

$Date: 2006/02/11 08:26:26 $

This is the Linux Assembly HOWTO, version 0.6g. This document describes how to program in assembly language using free programming tools, focusing on development for or from the Linux Operating System, mostly on IA-32 (i386) platform. Included material may or may not be applicable to other hardware and/or software platforms.

Table of Contents
1. Introduction
1.1. Legal Blurb
1.2. Foreword
1.3. Contributions
1.4. Translations
2. Do you need assembly?
2.1. Pros and Cons
2.2. How to NOT use Assembly
2.3. Linux and assembly
3. Assemblers
3.1. GCC Inline Assembly
3.2. GAS
3.3. NASM
3.4. Other Assemblers
4. Metaprogramming
4.1. External filters
4.2. Metaprogramming
5. Calling conventions
5.1. Linux
5.2. DOS and Windows
5.3. Your own OS
6. Quick start
6.1. Introduction
6.2. Hello, world!
6.3. Building an executable
6.4. MIPS Example
7. Resources
7.1. Pointers
7.2. Mailing list
8. Frequently Asked Questions
A. History
B. Acknowledgements
C. Endorsements
D. GNU Free Documentation License