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Firmadyne is an interesting beast. It looks to be an academic exercise that many folks have hailed as some amazing piece of software. The very real fact is that its a very rough suite of other open source tools that have been glued together to make a slightly more cohesive analysis solution.

That said, the one big benefit that firmadyne down bring to the table that I'd like to see re-used is the instrumented kernel. Personally, I've always thought that the emulator (i.e. qemu) would be an ideal location to hook in between the target firmware and the running system. I now see the value in doing this in the kernel when emulator complexity isn't required.