AminetAminet
Search:
83753 packages online
About
Recent
Browse
Search
Upload
Setup
Services

dev/cross/dis8080.lha

Mirror:Random
Showing:m68k-amigaosppc-amigaosppc-morphosi386-arosi386-amithlonppc-warpupppc-powerupgeneric
No screenshot available
Short:Disassembler for Intel 8080 processor
Author:martin at fripost.org (Martin Åberg)
Uploader:polluks+aminet sdf lonestar org (Stefan Haubenthal)
Type:dev/cross
Architecture:m68k-amigaos; ppc-morphos
Date:2022-01-07
Download:http://aminet.net/dev/cross/dis8080.lha - View contents
Readme:http://aminet.net/dev/cross/dis8080.readme
Downloads:140

About
=====

dis8080 is an Intel 8080 instruction disassembler. It reads machine
code from standard input and writes the disassembly to standard
output.


Usage
=====

    dis8080 [-d ADDR COUNT]

The option -d ADDR COUNT tells the disassembler to emit data
definitions instead of instructions for COUNT bytes, starting at
input offset ADDR. This option can be used multiple times.

Output from dis8080 can be assembled with an assembler such as vasm
or asmx.


Build
=====

Compile dis8080 with an ANSI C compiler:

    cc dis8080.c -o dis8080


Examples
========

To disassemble the file example/add.bin, issue:

    ./dis8080 < example/add.bin

It generates the following output.

-----------------------------------------------------
                lxi     b,L0009
                lxi     h,L000A
                jmp     L000B
        L0009:
                mov     d,d
        L000A:
                call    L860A
                ret

        L000B   = $000B
        L860A   = $860A

        end
-----------------------------------------------------

This does not look quite right, because:
* The two "lxi" instructions hint that the values at label L0009
  and L000A should be interpreted as data rather than instructions.
* "jmp" is unconditional so the "mov" will not be executed.
* The "jmp" target is inside the "call" instruction.
* "mov d,d" is not a commonly used instruction.

What is happening here is that the disassembler does not know that
following the "jmp" are two bytes of data, after which the program
instruction stream continues at address $000B. In other words, the
disassembler has become "out of phase". It is common to encounter
cases like this in production code.

To get a more realistic disassembly, mark the addresses $0009 and
$000A as data with the -d option:

    ./dis8080 < example/add.bin -d 0x0009 2

-----------------------------------------------------
                lxi     b,L0009
                lxi     h,L000A
                jmp     L000B
        L0009:
                db      $52             ; 'R'
        L000A:
                db      $cd
        L000B:
                ldax    b
                add     m
                ret


        end
-----------------------------------------------------

Now this looks better as locations $0009 and $000A are interpreted
as data rather than instructions. At label L000B the two data bytes
in memory are added together.


Contents of dev/cross/dis8080.lha
PERMISSION  UID  GID    PACKED    SIZE  RATIO METHOD CRC     STAMP     NAME
---------- ----------- ------- ------- ------ ---------- ------------ ----------
[generic]                 3010   12948  23.2% -lh5- a612 Dec  6 23:15 dis8080/dis8080.c
[generic]                   14      14 100.0% -lh0- c561 Dec  6 23:15 dis8080/example/add.bin
[generic]                  134     331  40.5% -lh5- d221 Dec  6 23:15 dis8080/Makefile
[generic]                  923    2417  38.2% -lh5- 5fab Dec  6 23:15 dis8080/README
[generic]                 8748   17540  49.9% -lh5- 9e13 Jan  7 23:19 dis8080/dis8080
[generic]                 8071   21384  37.7% -lh5- b9ff Jan  7 23:26 dis8080/dis8080.elf
---------- ----------- ------- ------- ------ ---------- ------------ ----------
 Total         6 files   20900   54634  38.3%            Jan  8 03:43

Aminet © 1992-2022 Urban Müller and the Aminet team. Aminet contact address: <aminetaminet net>