Storing the memory configuration used at link-time into a binary.
Mon Mar 2 14:52:00 GMT 2009
> Our co-workers at STMicroelectronics develop on many SoCs at a time
> which sometimes only differ from memory configurations, so they have
> [to take care] to use a compatible linker-script (among many). That's
> why we introduced a new linker-script statement "CREATE_MEMINFO_TABLE"
> which stores the memory configuration used at link-time into a binary,
> then the embedded "meminfo" table can be used by loaders to make
> compatibility checks or by simulators for auto-configuration.
Thank you for telling us about this idea. I am not sure that there
would be any need for it outside of your own application, so I do not
really think that it is suitable for inclusion into the mainstream sources.
Also I would suggest that it might be better to control this feature via
a linker command line option rather than a linker script directive.
This would be more flexible because the name of the meminfo table file
could be specified on the command line, rather than being fixed by the
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