x86 Assembly Language Reference Manual

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Updated: December 2014

Using This Documentation

  • Overview – The Oracle Solaris x86 Assembly Language Reference Manual documents the syntax of the Oracle Solaris x86 assembly language. This manual is provided to help experienced programmers understand the assembly language output of Oracle Solaris compilers. This manual is neither an introductory book about assembly language programming nor a reference manual for the x86 architecture.

  • Audience – This manual is intended for experienced x86 assembly language programmers who are familiar with the x86 architecture.

  • Required knowledge – You should have a thorough knowledge of assembly language programming in general and be familiar with the x86 architecture in specific. You should be familiar with the ELF object file format. This manual assumes that you have the following documentation available for reference:

How This Book Is Organized

Chapter 1, Overview of the Oracle Solaris x86 Assembler provides an overview of the x86 functionality supported by the Oracle Solaris x86 assembler.

Chapter 2, Oracle Solaris x86 Assembly Language Syntax documents the syntax of the Solaris x86 assembly language.

Chapter 3, Instruction Set Mapping maps Oracle Solaris x86 assembly language instruction mnemonics to the native x86 instruction set.

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