Guide to Assembly Language Programming in Linux

  • Sivarama P. Dandamudi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Overview

    1. Pages 3-8
  3. Computer Organization

  4. Linux

    1. Pages 81-114
    2. Pages 115-149
  5. NASM

  6. Assembly Language

    1. Pages 231-253
    2. Pages 255-272
    3. Pages 273-290
    4. Pages 291-316
    5. Pages 317-339
  7. Advanced Assembly Language

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 459-545

About this book


This unique guide provides comprehensive coverage of the key elements of Assembly language programming with in-depth coverage of the Linux operating system, which is the fastest-growing operating system with an estimated 18 million Linux users worldwide. The book specifically targets professionals who would like to learn Assembly and intend or expect to move to the Linux operating system.
This highly useful guidebook comes complete with all the necessary software (Linux, NASM, debugger), making it an extremely valuable resource tool for all those who want to learn Assembly programming and Linux. Readers need only have a basic knowledge of any structured, high-level language such as C to obtain the full benefits of this guidebook.
Sivarama P. Dandamudi is a professor of computer science at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, as well as associate editor responsible for computer architecture at the International Journal of Computers and Their Applications. He has more than two decades of experience teaching about computer systems and organization.
Features and Benefits:
• Free NASM assembler provides hands-on assembly language programming experience
• Three chapters on computer organization provide the necessary background to program in assembly language
• Presentation of material is suitable for self-study, with extensive programming examples and figures
• All examples are complete in that they can be assembled and run, giving a better feeling as to how these programs work
Key Topics:
• Computer organization, including digital logic circuits, memory organization, IA-32 architecture
• Installing and using Linux and NASM
• Debugging assembly language programs
• Overview of assembly language instructions
• Writing procedures, addressing modes, conditional execution, logical and bit operations
• Advanced assembly language, including string processing, ASCII and BCD arithmetic, recursion, protected-mode interrupt processing, high-level language interface, floating-point operations.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Sivarama P. Dandamudi
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Computer ScienceCarleton UniversityOttawaCanada

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-25897-3
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-26171-3
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