I am facing some problems in locating the variable to particular segment of RAM.
Application code is
__attribute__((section(".bl_std_faiRecdata_RAM"))) StdFailurRecord_t gStdFailureRecord;
__attribute__((section(".bl_std_faiRecdata_RAM"))) int abc;
__attribute__((section(".bl_std_faiRecdata_RAM"))) int *ptr;
as per the linker file , the above variable's has to locate to the " .bl_std_faiRecdata_RAM " section".
variables are mapped to the particular section address in map file, but variables are located to the m_data2 segment (while debugging).
please find the attached ld file and map file snap shot.
kindly help me in this.
Thank you Stan and Jiri for your reply.
I found the problem , if I run the project with debug build configuration, then it is mapped to the "bl_std_faiRecdata_RAM" segment.
if I run the project with debug_RAM build configuration, then it is mapped to the some other segment(taking the other linker file as input linker file for the project i.e ram.ld file).
but if I run project as debug configuration, it is not yet all jump to main, it is goes to default ISR(in console it is showing
Target has been RESET and is active.
Interrupt command received. Halting execution."
/* Init .data and .bss sections */
cpsie i /* Unmask interrupts */
here is the code of startup code, I have put the break point at the blx ro, it will directly jump to default isr.
it is not yet all come to main.
kindly help me in this.
can you please share map file? In your linker file is missing .text section where executable code is normally stored. I'm not sure if you also modified auto generated startup.c (Project_root->SDK->Platform->Devices). If the init_data_bss() function in startup.c is not moved to custom code section - it is possible that from assembly (startup_S32K144.S) is the init_data_bss function address unknown. You can also check the r0 value before blx r0 instruction in startup_S32K144.S.
there is no .text section defined - and you probably didn't move to custom section all functions (including functions from generated code). On debug console there should be some warning - something like missing .text section .
Easy fix is add .text section into your blc_code_area like this:
. = ALIGN(4);
*(.blc_code_area) /* .text sections (code) */
*(.blc_code_area*) /* .text* sections (code) */
*(.rodata) /* .rodata sections (constants, strings, etc.) */
*(.rodata*) /* .rodata* sections (constants, strings, etc.) */
*(.glue_7) /* glue arm to thumb code */
*(.glue_7t) /* glue thumb to arm code */
. = ALIGN(4);
} > m_blc_code_area
Otherwise you need to add front of all functions (including bss_data_init)
the value of ro is 1245(decimal) before ldr r0,=init_data_bss instruction, after this instruction execution,r0 is 1289(decimal).
it directly jumps to default isr.
Can you please share your project (you can send it directly firstname.lastname@example.org) or at least your elf file? Without more info I can't find out what's wrong.
Basically - the next step (blx r0) is jump into init_data_bss function implemented in startup.c file. If the address 1289 (0x0509) is not address of init_data_bss function - program ends in exception (the jump to self loop).
Good to hear - I find out that program ends in exception on address 0x0548 on
str.w r2, [r1,r3 lsl #2]
r2=0x20007000 - beginning of stack
r1=0x1128 - this address is unallocated - beginning of unoccupied m_blc_code_area section.
So - there was probably missing another section in linker file.
according to the screenshot and .ld file - the variables seems to be placed correctly.
Could you please post here the debugger screenshot (e.g. including disassembly) when accessing one of these variables to show it is located in m_data_2 memory block.