[LLVMdev] Any idea on translate x86 assembly to LLVM IR?
hs4233 at mail.mn-solutions.de
Mon Mar 3 22:44:56 PST 2008
> I'am now considering converting x86 machine assembly into LLVM
> IR, does anyone know about any existing project or resource
> related to this area? Any difficulities or any ideas on this?
There is a idea floating around that LLVM and QEMU could be
married. QEMU has sort-of-a-disassembler, where they generate
little pieces of code and later let that code execute (it's
actually a bit different, but hey, use the source). The idea was
to replace that part with an LLVM IR generation. Then you can
use standard LLVM optimization passes on this and/or run this
code via JIT.
Anyway, the disassembler-part of QEMU is easy to rip out, for me
it was easier than, say, the libbfd based disassemblers, which
are highly optimized to produce human readable strings.
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