Buried Treasure and Map FilesAvailable in 33 days, 2 hours and 14 minutes
Often overlooked, the map file can provide a wealth of information to the intrepid developer. Map files can help:
- optimizing for RAM usage and/or code space
- updating firmware (with or without a bootloader)
- debugging difficult crash bugs
- statistical profiling
With so much information, how can you use it? Where do you look? How do you turn the wall of text and numbers into a true map of the code?
Elecia will demonstrate how to use map files. She will focus on an ARM Cortex-M but it will be relevant to other processors.