Library to program x86 (amd64) hardware. Contains x86 specific data structure descriptions, data-tables, as well as convenience function to call assembly instructions typically not exposed in higher level languages.
- I/O registers
- Control registers
- MSR registers
- Descriptor-tables (GDT, LDT, IDT)
- IA32-e page table layout
- Task state
- Querying CPUID (uses raw_cpuid library)
- Performance counter information
- Intel SGX: Software Guard Extensions
This library depends on libcore so it can be used in kernel level code.
- performance-counter: Includes the performance counter information. Note this feature
can increase compilation time significantly due to large statically generated hash-tables
that are included in the source. In case you do not need performance-counter information
you can disable it using:
cargo build --no-default-features