[U-Boot-Users] Why are some global vars part of the image, and some not?

Wolfgang Denk wd at denx.de
Sat Nov 4 03:04:17 CET 2006

In message <454BEF23.1020909 at freescale.com> you wrote:
> What about modifying the linker script so that all of bss is merged into 
> the image, i.e. treat it like 'data'?

That would mean that you have to allocate flash memory for  all  this
stuff,  which is typically in the 100...150 kB range, i. e. you would
double the memory footprint of U-Boot in flash memory.,

No, this is NOT acceptable. Don't even think of it.

Best regards,

Wolfgang Denk

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