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Embedded Systems Architecture by Daniele Lacamera

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Linker

The linker is a tool that can compose an executable program, resolving all the dependencies among the symbols used by the modules, represented by the collection of object files provided as input. The executable that is produced by the linker is an ELF executable. ELF stands for Executable and Linkable Format, and it is the default standard format for programs, objects, and shared libraries, and even GDB core dumps on many Unix and Unix-like systems. The format has been designed to store programs on disks and other media supports, so the host operating system is able to execute it by loading the instructions in RAM, and allocating the space for the program data. ELF files are divided into sections, each corresponding to specific areas ...

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