how printf works internally.? [duplicate]

倖福魔咒の 提交于 2019-12-05 00:19:07


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C/C++ function definitions without assembly

hi again, I want to know how printf works internally I mean what underlying system calls/ISRs etc mechanism is used...and not about the variable argument list...

Reason:I am using FASM but there is little there for console i/o, I know I can use printf available from the c library(I don't know how but that's a different point)



The write(2) system call is used with the file descriptor set to STDOUT (its value is 1).

To invoke a system call from assembly, the eax register has to hold the id of the system call (I think the particular number of write() is 3) and the rest of the registers (ebx, ecx, ...) have to contain the arguments. Then doing an int 80h will switch the control from your process to the kernel routine that handles system calls.

The above is platform-specific, but virtually all Unix-like operating systems work like that.