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LCF file, locate default .text code into multiple sections

Question asked by Alex Tait on Jun 5, 2015
Latest reply on Jun 9, 2015 by ZhangJennie

I have a project which requires a routine to be located at a particular address in internal flash, to be accessed from a legacy boot-loader program.


This address lies in the middle of the memory range.


I would like to be able to create a section either side of this address.


The default LCF entry for .text is:

.text :


    * (.text)

    . = ALIGN(0x4);

    * (.rodata)



    . = ALIGN(0x4);

    ___ROM_AT = .;

    ___DATA_ROM = .;

  } > m_text


I have had to define the m_text section as:

m_text     (RX) : ORIGIN = 0x0000C410, LENGTH = 0x00053BF0

to accommodate the boot-loader routine section which appears directly after this section.


I would like to define another section, say m_text_2, above this section to leave my boot-loader routine section intact.


Is it possible to have the linker place .text into 2 sections automatically?


I would prefer to not have to change the address of the boot-loader routine to maintain units in the field.


Many thanks