About this book
ARM Compiler armlink User Guide. This manual provides user information for the ARM linker. It describes the basic linker functionality, image structure, BPABI and SysV support, GNU ld script support, how to access image symbols, and how to use scatter files. Available as a PDF.
Using this book
This book is organized into the following chapters:
- Overview of the Linker
Gives an overview of the ARM linker,
- Linking Models Supported by armlink
Describes the linking models supported by the ARM linker, armlink.
- Image Structure and Generation
Describes the image structure and the functionality available in the ARM linker,
armlink, to generate images.
- Linker Optimization Features
Describes the optimization features available in the ARM linker,
- Getting Image Details
Describes how to get image details from the ARM linker,
- Accessing and Managing Symbols with armlink
Describes how to access and manage symbols with the ARM linker,
- Scatter-loading Features
Describes the scatter-loading features and how you use scatter files with the ARM linker,
armlink, to create complex images.
- Scatter File Syntax
Describes the format of scatter files.
- GNU ld Script Support in armlink
Describes the GNU ld script support in the ARM linker,
- BPABI and SysV Shared Libraries and Executables
Describes how the ARM linker,
armlink, supports the Base Platform Application Binary Interface (BPABI) and System V (SysV) shared libraries and executables.
- Features of the Base Platform Linking Model
Describes features of the Base Platform linking model supported by the ARM linker,
- Linker Command-line Options
Describes the command-line options supported by the ARM linker,
- Linker Steering File Command Reference
Describes the steering file commands supported by the ARM linker,
- Via File Syntax
Describes the syntax of via files accepted by the armlink.
- armlink Document Revisions
Describes the technical changes that have been made to the armlink User Guide.
The ARM Glossary is a list of terms used in ARM documentation, together with definitions for those terms. The ARM Glossary does not contain terms that are industry standard unless the ARM meaning differs from the generally accepted meaning.
See the ARM Glossary for more information.
- Introduces special terminology, denotes cross-references, and citations.
- Highlights interface elements, such as menu names. Denotes signal names. Also used for terms in descriptive lists, where appropriate.
- Denotes text that you can enter at the keyboard, such as commands, file and program names, and source code.
- Denotes a permitted abbreviation for a command or option. You can enter the underlined text instead of the full command or option name.
- Denotes arguments to monospace text where the argument is to be replaced by a specific value.
- Denotes language keywords when used outside example code.
- Encloses replaceable terms for assembler syntax where they appear in code or code fragments. For example:
MRC p15, 0 <Rd>, <CRn>, <CRm>, <Opcode_2>
- SMALL CAPITALS
- Used in body text for a few terms that have specific technical meanings, that are defined in the ARM glossary. For example, IMPLEMENTATION DEFINED, IMPLEMENTATION SPECIFIC, UNKNOWN, and UNPREDICTABLE.
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