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Can I remove FPROT section in a re-directed user application?

Question asked by Kai Liu on Oct 28, 2013
Latest reply on Nov 11, 2013 by Hui_Ma

During my development of bootloader for KL25Z, I found user application starts from any other flash address including 0x4000/0x8000/0xC000 still reserve its original flash protection bytes. Is that necessary?


If we remove these re-directed flash protection bytes, we can save some memory for user application, which is meanful in small micros like KL05Z/KL02Z.


Considering re-direct address is 0x8000, the flash memory ranges from 0x8400 to 0x840F can be freed for user code. Some icf link file even start user application from 0x410 and abandons the room before 0x0400,  like FRDM_KL25ZDemo project does. If we remove this, then we can save more bytes, like 0xC0~0x420, about 864 B.