I am trying to use a linker script with MPLAB-X for my PIC32 project but for some reason the script is not being passed to the linker at all. I expected that all I had to do was add the .ld file to my project, typically by placing it in the "Linker Files" virtual folder in MPLAB-X in my project. I did this and the linker script is being ignored by the linker.
This is one of those $100 questions (if you know the story of the mechanic asking $100 for knowing where to hit ...).
So my question is how do I get MPLAB-X to use my linker script which I have added to the PIC32 project?
I have a MPLAB-X project which uses a loadable (it is combining my program with a bootloader which is in another project).
I need to compile this project from the command line for CI automation. For the entire build process every command executed is nicely printed in the build window, but for the loadable it claims to be using Hexmate, but the command line to execute it is not shown at all.
Can anyone help me with the syntax using Hexmate to get the same behavior as adding the Loadable from MPLAB-X?
I just downloaded XC32 V2.15, I was using V2.10 before. I find that some of my projects no longer compile. On my first check I noticed that the problems seem to occur when inline functions are used and the same header where the inline implementation is done is included in more than one compilation unit?
Has any of you seen similar issues?
I will investigate further and post here if I arrive at an answer.
UPDATE: Ok, I managed to make a small test project to replicate the problem. I am attaching it here.
Next I am going to test this on some other compilers to see what the deal is. I have confirmed that with that project when you switch it to V2.10 or older it all compiles just fine, but if you use V2.15 it failes to link with the following error:
"/Applications/microchip/xc32/v2.15/bin/xc32-gcc" -mprocessor=32MZ2048EFM100 -o dist/default/production/TestInlineXC32_2.15.X.production.elf build/default/production/main.o build/default/production/otherFile.o -DXPRJ_default=default -legacy-libc -Wl,--defsym=__MPLAB_BUILD=1,--no-code-in-dinit,--no-dinit-in-serial-mem,-Map="dist/default/production/TestInlineXC32_2.15.X.production.map",--memorysummary,dist/default/production/memoryfile.xml nbproject/Makefile-default.mk:151: recipe for target 'dist/default/production/TestInlineXC32_2.15.X.production.hex' failed
make: Leaving directory '/Users/ejacobus/MPLABXProjects/TestInlineXC32_2.15.X' nbproject/Makefile-default.mk:90: recipe for target '.build-conf' failed
make: Leaving directory '/Users/ejacobus/MPLABXProjects/TestInlineXC32_2.15.X'
nbproject/Makefile-impl.mk:39: recipe for target '.build-impl' failed build/default/production/otherFile.o: In function `myInlineFunction': /Users/ejacobus/MPLABXProjects/TestInlineXC32_2.15.X/inlinedheader.h:6: multiple definition of `myInlineFunction' build/default/production/main.o:/Users/ejacobus/MPLABXProjects/TestInlineXC32_2.15.X/inlinedheader.h:6: first defined here
/Applications/microchip/xc32/v2.15/bin/bin/gcc/pic32mx/4.8.3/../../../../bin/pic32m-ld: Link terminated due to previous error(s).
collect2: error: ld returned 255 exit status
make: *** [dist/default/production/TestInlineXC32_2.15.X.production.hex] Error 255
make: *** [.build-conf] Error 2
make: *** [.build-impl] Error 2
BUILD FAILED (exit value 2, total time: 680ms)