Govind Mukundan (@timelypest)

Depending on when I'm sampled, I can be a code monkey, a keen student of nothing in particular, a firmware engineer or a wannabe mad scientist. I have another infrequently updated blog at http://www.desultoryquest.com/blog/

Analyzing the Linker Map file with a little help from the ELF and the DWARF

Govind Mukundan December 27, 201520 comments

When you're writing firmware, there always comes a time when you need to check the resources consumed by your efforts - perhaps because you're running out of RAM or Flash or you want to optimize something. The map file generated by your linker is a useful tool to aid in the resource analysis. I wanted to filter and sort the data generated in an interactive way so I wrote a C# WinForms application that reads the data from the map and presents it in a list view (using the awesome


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