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Snowman handling x86-16bit as 32bit in IDA Plugin #161

enusbaum opened this Issue Mar 26, 2018 · 1 comment


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enusbaum commented Mar 26, 2018

I'm working on the disassembly of a 16-bit NE file using IDA Pro (6.9) and noticed the Snowman plugin appears to be treating the disassembly as 32-bit.

This is leading to very strange decompilation.


IDA Disassembly of the start of a subroutine:

cseg02:8236                 enter   60h, 0
cseg02:823A                 push    si
cseg02:823B                 push    di
cseg02:823C                 push    ds
cseg02:823D                 mov     ax, seg dseg28
cseg02:8240                 mov     ds, ax
cseg02:8242                 mov     [bp+var_4], 0

What Snowman plugin says are the 'Instructions':

8ee6:	enter 0x60, 0x0
8eea:	push esi
8eeb:	push edi
8eec:	push ds
8eed:	mov eax, 0xd88e6ffb
8ef2:	mov dword [esi-0x4], 0xe99a0000

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yegord commented Mar 26, 2018

Probably something goes wrong here: (instead of "8086" something else is returned; maybe you do not have .text section).

Would you like to debug further or provide a minimal example?

Also I would like to note that 16-bit code decompilation was never really tested. So, even if disassembling goes fine, you will likely come across other problems.

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