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About the scatter-loading description syntax

In a scatter file, each region is defined by a header tag that contains, as a minimum, a name for the region and a start address. Optionally, you can add a maximum length and various attributes.

The scatter-loading description syntax shown in the following figure reflects the functionality provided by scatter-loading:

Figure 8-6 Scatter-loading description syntax

The contents of the region depend on the type of region:

  • Load regions must contain at least one execution region. In practice, there are usually several execution regions for each load region.

  • Execution regions must contain at least one code or data section, unless a region is declared with the EMPTY attribute. Non-EMPTY regions usually contain object or library code. You can use the wildcard (*) syntax to group all sections of a given attribute not specified elsewhere in the scatter file.