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Re: ld - access a memory address from linker script

On 26.06.15 14:16, Martin Velek wrote:
> I am writing a small bootloader (about 8 KB max) for the LPC1788
> microcontroller (Cortex M3) however the LPC1788 has a functionality
> that if there is a predefined value at the address 0x2FC, the cpu will
> block access to the JTAG. I would like to check the address in the
> linker script to avoid generating elf if there is such value.
> Something like ASSERT(0xXXX != VMA[0x2fc], "Wrong code....").

Have you considered using a source code macro to place the value at the
address 0x2FC, and also set a global symbol, e.g. a "JTAG_OFF" symbol,
which _can_ be tested:

x = ASSERT (JTAG_OFF != 0, "Error: Wrong code....")

Even in assembler, a macro can easily test a provided parameter, and
conditionally code a ".org 0x2FC", ".word xxxx", as well as a
"JTAG_OFF = 1", so the two will always correlate.

> I have tried to reserve a space in the .text output section
>     /* Code Read Protect data */
>     /*. = 0x000002FC ;*/
>     KEEP(*(.crp))
> but it means to calculate manually the function between 0 â 2FC. As
> far as I know the linker cannot put a variable at a given address and
> then place the code around automatically.

The latest confirmation I've seen is:

But in any event, I've not seen any input section byte scanning
constructs in the ld manual.


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