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How to place data on top of address range?

Question asked by Reto Sonderegger on Apr 15, 2014
Latest reply on Apr 16, 2014 by Reto Sonderegger

Hi, I'm trying to place the constant swapIndicator on a specific address on top of the flash memory. My C code looks like:


const int16_t swapIndicator __attribute__((at(0x0003FFFC)));

Then I link with this scatter file:


R_IROM1 0x00000000 0x00040000  {; load region size_region

  ER_IROM1 0x00000000 0x00040000  {  ; load address = execution address

   *.o (RESET, +First)


   .ANY (+RO)


  RW_IRAM1 0x1FFF0000 0x00010000  {  ; RW data

   .ANY (+RW +ZI)



Now, the linker gives me this error:

Error: L6220E: Load region LR_IROM1 size (262156 bytes) exceeds limit (262144 bytes). Region contains 258448 bytes of padding and 0 bytes of veneers (total 258448 bytes of linker generated content).


I would expect the int16_t swapIndicator to fit in the last 4 bytes of the flash memory area. Why not? The map file shows the placement as expected..., but anyway, there is an error.


Map file:

Memory Map of the image


  Image Entry point : 0x000001e1


  Load Region LR_IROM1 (Base: 0x00000000, Size: 0x0004000c, Max: 0x00040000, ABSOLUTE)


    Execution Region ER_IROM1 (Base: 0x00000000, Size: 0x00040000, Max: 0x00040000, ABSOLUTE)


    Base Addr    Size         Type   Attr      Idx    E Section Name        Object


    0x00000000   0x000001e0   Data   RO            3    RESET               startup_mk60n512md100.o

    0x000001e0   0x00000008   Code   RO           47  * !!!main             c_w.l(__main.o)

    0x000001e8   0x00000034   Code   RO          392    !!!scatter          c_w.l(__scatter.o)


    0x00000e7c   0x0003f180   PAD

    0x0003fffc   0x00000002   Data   RO           14    .ARM.__AT_0x0003FFFC  main.o


Why is there this error and how to avoid it?