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FILL UNUSED FLASH CONTENT WITH PREDEFINED VALUE

Applies to: RealView Linker

Answer


Information in this support solution applies to:


QUESTION

How do I fill up unused flash content with a specific value?

ANSWER

The following steps are required:

Optional

The output file generated by fromelf will contain value in all areas where no code exists. You can verify this with a text editor for the HEX file or with an editor which can display hex content (e.g. UltraEdit) for the BIN file. In the simulation you can verify the flash content via the memory or disassembly window.

Please Note

If you fill up the full flash size with a specific value the BIN/HEX file size will be increased. Downloading to flash will take longer and depend on the amount of flash space.

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Article last edited on: 2008-04-30 09:20:28

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