A.1 Revisions for fromelf Image Converter User Guide

The following technical changes have been made to the fromelf Image Converter User Guide.

Table A-1 Differences between issue L and issue M

Change Topics affected
Simplified the table to make it less confusing. 2.3 Options to protect code in image files with fromelf
Removed references to --licretry because the option no longer has an effect. --licretry
Enhanced the Usage section to list the command-line options that are required with --elf. 3.22 --elf

Table A-2 Differences between issue K and issue L

Change Topics affected
Removed the description of --device=name. Chapter 3 fromelf Command-line Options

Table A-3 Differences between issue J and issue K

Change Topics affected
Added a generic note about supported features in ARM Compiler. 1.1 About the fromelf image converter
Removed the description of --device=list. Chapter 3 fromelf Command-line Options
Clarified the descriptions for --only and --select options.

Table A-4 Differences between issue H and issue J

Change Topics affected
Added a note to state that fromelf does not generate a binary output file for a load region that contains only execution regions with ZI data in them.
Moved the examples to the corresponding command-line options, and removed the topics.
  • Converting an ELF image to Intel Hex-32 format.
  • Converting an ELF image to Motorola 32-bit format.
  • Converting an ELF image to plain binary format.
  • Converting an ELF image to Byte oriented (Verilog Memory Model) hexadecimal format.
  • Controlling debug information in output files.
  • Disassembling an ELF-formatted file.
--cpu and --fpu options are fully documented
Added chapter on via file syntax.

Table A-5 Differences between issue G and issue H

Change Topics affected
Enhanced the description of --base. 3.1 --base [[object_file::]load_region_ID=]num
Corrected the examples for --fieldoffsets, and added an example of the output. 3.26 --fieldoffsets
Enhanced the description of --qualify. 3.48 --qualify

Table A-6 Differences between issue F and issue G

Change Topics affected
Removed spurious underscore from topic title, and added alternative syntax. 3.46 --output=destination

Table A-7 Differences between issue D and issue F

Change Topics affected
Added a note stating that --device option is deprecated.
  • --device=list

  • --device=name

Modified the version number reported by --version_number and --vsn.

Table A-8 Differences between Issue C and Issue D

Change Topics affected

Corrected the topic title for --project=filename, --no_project.

Added notes to the descriptions of the --project, --reinitialize_workdir, and --workdir options.

Table A-9 Differences between Issue A and Issue B

Change Topics affected
Added list item stating that fromelf can now process all files in an archive. 1.1 About the fromelf image converter
Added new topic to describe how to process ELF files in an archive 2.2 Examples of processing ELF files in an archive
Clarified the description of protecting code in images and objects with fromelf, and the use of --privacy and --strip command-line options
Added an example for --decode_build_attributes command-line option 3.14 --decode_build_attributes
Added an example for --dump_build_attributes command-line option 3.21 --dump_build_attributes
Modified description of build_attributes option to the --emit command-line option 3.23 --emit=option[,option,…]
Added an example for --extract_build_attributes command-line option 3.25 --extract_build_attributes
Modified the description of input_file to describe the processing of ELF files in an archive. 3.39 input_file
Noted that the --[no_]linkview command-line option is deprecated 3.41 --linkview, --no_linkview
Added additional information about using input archive files with the --output command-line option 3.46 --output=destination
Clarified the description of the --privacy command-line option 3.47 --privacy
Clarified the description of the localsymbols and symbols options for the --strip command-line option 3.57 --strip=option[,option,…]
Added the restriction that the following command-line options cannot be used with object files: --bin, --bincombined, --cad, --cadcombined, --i32, --i32combined, --m32, --m32combined, and --vhx.
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