3.3. Working with symbols

An executable image contains symbolic references, such as function and variable names, in addition to the program code and data.

If you select the Symbols Only check box, on the Load File to Target dialog box (see Figure 3.1), the symbolic references are loaded into RealView Debugger without loading any code or data to the target. You might want to do this if the code and data are already present on the debug target, for example in a ROM device.

You can choose to refresh the symbol data for a loaded image during your debugging session. There are two ways to do this for the current process, depending on the number of images loaded:

Note

When an image is loaded with symbols, the symbol table is recreated. This automatically deletes any macros because these are stored in the symbol table.

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