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relocating code

Question asked by martinpi on Jun 6, 2013
Latest reply on Jun 6, 2013 by martinpi

Hello everyone!


I am trying to locate code partially in flash and partially in RAM.

I found AN4329 which explains how to do it.


There are two ways to do it:

  • __declspec()
  • #pragma section xxx begin / end


I copied the code examples from AN4329 into main.c and into the lcf-file of an empty bareboard project.


With the __declspec() I get a  compiler error "illegal type qualifier(s)", both in the function prototype and in the function itself.

Interestingly, in the kinetis_sysinit.c, __declspec() is used to tie the exception table to the vectortable section.

I can compile kinetis_sysinit.c without problems.

This is contary to AN4329, as it says that it is not possible to use __declspec() to relocate data (page 9).



When I tried the #pragma version, I was able to compile and link. But the code is placed into the .text section as usual, ignoring my section directive. I can see this in the xmap file. The function which I want to relocate is where it would normally be, and in the memory map I see that the section which should hold the function is empty (size=0).


Please help!

Regards, Martin