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Is it possible to force code into a non-standard section?

Question asked by Bruno Paillard on Dec 22, 2014
Latest reply on Dec 24, 2014 by Bruno Paillard

Hi

 

Is it possible to use Processor Expert AND be able to force a few functions into a special memory area? I am facing the two following problems:

 

1)     I can create a new memory area using the "generate linker file" option of processor expert. I can also define the selected code to go into a special section using the "section" attribute, but I cannot find a way to allocate that section into the specified memory area while at the same time keeping the basic linker file created by Processor Expert. Is it possible to either add a special linker file to deal with just that code, or to modify the Processor Expert linker file in a way that won't be obliterated every time I regenerate the PE code?

2)     If the specified functions are not explicitly called by any module, they are not linked in to the executable, even if I use the "used" attribute. I would like to keep the "remove unused sections" option of the linker, but disable it just for these few functions. Is that possible?

 

Thanks

 

Bruno

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