[ASSE] Computer Architecture & Assembly Language

Lab sessions

Repository & Deadlines

Deadline: Fri, December 21 2018 23:59.

You must push your code before the deadline to:


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The repositories are not available yet, but you can still start working.

You can send questions on the newsgroup: labos.lse on news.epita.fr, with the tag: [ASM][TP]. Any question without this tag will be ignored. You must as usual respect the basic rules for sending a news/email.

General structure of your work:

$ find .


  • all your code must be in x86_64 assembly language, and compiled with gcc.
  • you must use AT&T syntax as seen in courses.
  • you should export your function correctly, don’t have symbols for inner labels in your code (hint: .L).
  • no function should unnecessarly be exported.
  • error messages must be on the standard error output
  • you can’t use any global or static data.
  • string literals must be stored in .rodata.
  • Each folder should contain a Makefile that is creating the asked binaries.
  • Your assembly files should finish by .S and be compiled with gcc, as if you compile C code.
  • You need to respect the calling conventions used on linux for all your exported functions [calling-conventions].


For this exercise you need to create a shared library libstring.so that contains the following functions:

char *my_strchr(const char *s, int c);
char *my_strcpy(char *dest, const char *src);
size_t my_strlen(const char *s);

For all the functions, see their respective man pages.


For this exercise you need to create a shared library liblists.so that implement the functions contained inside list.

Authorized functions: malloc(3), free(3)


For this exercise, you will have to code a small program that you already all know and use: cat.

You will need to use the libc for this, no need to call the syscalls by hand.

Here is some examples of the usage for your program:

$ echo "this is an example" > foo
$ echo "this is another example" > bar
$ ./cat < foo
this is an example
$ ./cat bar
this is another example
$ ./cat foo bar
this is an example
this is another example
$ ./cat foo non-exists
this is an example
cat: unable to open non-exists: No such file or directory