Binary translation: static, dynamic, retargetable?

Cifuentes Cristina and Malhotra Vishv (1996). Binary translation: static, dynamic, retargetable?. In: Proceedings of the 1996 IEEE Conference on Software Maintenance, ICSM, Monterey, CA, USA, (340-349). November 4, 1996-November 8, 1996.

Author Cifuentes Cristina
Malhotra Vishv
Title of paper Binary translation: static, dynamic, retargetable?
Conference name Proceedings of the 1996 IEEE Conference on Software Maintenance, ICSM
Conference location Monterey, CA, USA
Conference dates November 4, 1996-November 8, 1996
Journal name Conference on Software Maintenance
Series Conference on Software Maintenance
Publication Year 1996
Sub-type Fully published paper
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Start page 340
End page 349
Total pages 10
Language eng
Abstract/Summary The porting of software to newer and faster machines using static binary translation techniques has proved successful to a large extent. Current binary translators are static in nature and require a runtime environment to successfully support the execution of the translated programs on the new machine. On the other hand, dynamic binary translation has not been considered as an alternative to static translation - we argue that these translators can achieve at least the same performance as static translators but will require a simpler runtime environment. This paper presents techniques used to migrate legacy software running on register-based machines of the last 10 to 15 years to modern RISC machines. We have developed a second-generation disassembler to aid in the construction of a retargetable binary translation front-end. Retargetability of binary translators is an issue that has not been addressed in present translators.
Subjects 1712 Software
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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