Embedded TCP/IP stack  3.9.0
Add FNET Bootloader support to an existing project

The Bootloader reserves the first 52 Kbytes of the on-chip Flash memory for its own needs (actually it can occupy less space).
The last page of the on-chip Flash memory is used by the Bootloader for parameter storage and may be modified by a user application to change the Bootloader behaviour.

To use an existing application with the FNET Bootloader, the following changes should be applied in the application project:

  1. Add additional sections to the application linker command file and update the already defined memory sections to avoid section overlapping. The example of MCF52259 lcf file modification:
                                                                         # 512KB FLASH
        fnet_bootloader (RX)  : ORIGIN = 0x00000000, LENGTH = 0x0000D000 # 52KB (Reserved for FNET Bootloader)
        vectorrom       (RX)  : ORIGIN = 0x0000D000, LENGTH = 0x00000400 
        code            (RX)  : ORIGIN = 0x0000D400, LENGTH = 0x0007DC00
        fnet_params     (RW)  : ORIGIN = 0x0007F000, LENGTH = 0x00001000 # 4Kbytes (Last logical-block reserved for parameters)
        vectorram       (RWX) : ORIGIN = 0x20000000, LENGTH = 0x00000400 # 64KB SRAM
        userram         (RWX) : ORIGIN = 0x20000400, LENGTH = 0x0000FC00 
  2. An application may change the Bootloader parameters. They are placed at the beginning of the last logical-block of the on-chip flash memory.
    The Bootloader parameters organization is defined by the fapp_params_flash structure placed in the
  3. Make sure that your application uses the interrupt vector table copied into RAM area, because the ROM-based table is owned by the Bootloader.

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