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AR# 25278

9.1i EDK - "ERROR:MDT - Section .xxxx contents (0x40000000-0xd713) does not completely fit -- elfcheck"


When I have an embedded system with two memory controllers that are contiguous, I receive a similar error during elfcheck:

"Analyzing file sw_application.elf...

ERROR:MDT - Section .text contents (0x40000000-0xd713) does not completely fit

into memory opb_bram_if_cntlr_1 (0x40000000-0x40007fff)


Elf file ELFCHECK_01.elf had errors. To build a correct elf file, use Linker

script generator to assist in generating the right linker script and use the

same for building the elf file.

make: *** [sw_application.elf] Error 2

Build complete for project sw_application"

Elfcheck does not recognize the contiguous memory space of the two memory controllers and considers only the first memory controller.


In EDK 9.1i, a new feature to validate generated ELF files has been added in SDK. This patch provides preference options for the user to turn the ELF Checker ON/OFF at the time of compilation of the ELF file:


Installation Instructions for SDK patch


1. Make a backup of the following directories:


NOTE: The backup should *not* be made within the "plugins" directory.

2. Unzip the file "sdk_elfcheck_patch_9.1.0.zip" into:


Elfcheck will be fixed in a future version of the software to accommodate contiguous memory spaces.

To turn off ELF checking in SDK, perform the following steps:

1 - Open you project

2 - Right click on your project and select Properties

3 - Highlite C/C++ Build

4 - Bring the Build Settings tab forward

5 - Deselect Perform ELF File Validation (recommended)

6 - Push the OK button

Note: EDK 9.2i and newer does not need the patch.

AR# 25278
Date Created 09/04/2007
Last Updated 12/15/2012
Status Active
Type General Article