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Re: [patch,avr] PR21472: Upgrade emulation avrxmega3 so it has .rodata in flash instead of in SRAM.

Hi Georg-Johann,

>> On 09.05.2017 07:51, Senthil Kumar Selvaraj wrote:
>> I'm still not convinced we need a new emulation for this.

I would really prefer it if you two can come to an agreement about
the best way to handle this.  I am not adverse to adding a new emulation
if this is what you want, but I would be worried if this leads to an
explosion in the number of linker scripts later on.

> I don't see a way how to provide a linker description file without
> supplying a new emulation.  

How about defining __RODATA_PM_OFFSET__ on the linker command line 
and using the current script ?

>>> diff --git a/ld/emulparams/ b/ld/emulparams/
>>> index abaa5b3..504c492 100644
>>> --- a/ld/emulparams/
>>> +++ b/ld/emulparams/
>>> @@ -1,6 +1,6 @@
>>>  ARCH=avr:103
>>> -SCRIPT_NAME=avr
>>> +SCRIPT_NAME=avr_rodata

I would much prefer it if you did not create a new script, but instead added
parametrisation to the current avr and avrtiny scripts.  (In fact it would be
even better if you could combine and and just have one script).

The reason for this is that the more scripts you have, the greater the chances
of making an error or missing one out when it comes to future changes.

Take a look at the script.  It is used by lots of different targets, but
it is highly customizable via definitions in the target's specific emulparams 

The alternative approach, which I would also consider to be reasonable, is to have
a base avr script that defines all of the things that are consistent between all
three proposed avr linker scripts and to include this script into smaller, 
avr-variant scripts that just defines those things that are specific to that variant.
Kind of like how the script is included into the script.


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