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NIOS V Compiler Settings/Optimizations

Sleepy
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Quartus Version - 21.4

Nios V compiler toolchain: GNU RISC-V Embedded GCC (as recommended on the Nios V handbook)

So I have a couple of C files currently running in a NIOS II system. I tried to migrate it to a NIOS V, however, after compilation, the .elf file cannot be generated as the instruction memory (.text) overflows by over 100 Kb. I find this a little surprising, as the code compiled on the NIOS 2 fits perfectly in the assigned memory space. I was wondering, what are some ways I could reduce the code footprint back to a similar level as on the NIOS II?

 

I know some optimization settings such as small c library are not present on the NIOS V BSP settings, but any idea on why the code footprint is more than 2x the size of it on the NIOS II?

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JingyangTeh
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Hi Sleepy


The small c library options not available for the NiosV, however there is the lightweight device driver option.


You could find the parameters to reduce code footprint in the BSP editor.

Below is a link to edit the interface to edit the BSP.

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/docs/programmable/726952/22-2-21-3-0/nios-v-board-support-package-editor.html


You could refer the old Nios II BSP settings to reduce code size in table 54 in the document below.

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/docs/programmable/683689/current/reducing-the-code-footprint.html


Do take note that the small c library option is no longer supported in NiosV.


Regards

Jingyang, Teh


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JingyangTeh
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Hi Sleepy


The small c library options not available for the NiosV, however there is the lightweight device driver option.


You could find the parameters to reduce code footprint in the BSP editor.

Below is a link to edit the interface to edit the BSP.

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/docs/programmable/726952/22-2-21-3-0/nios-v-board-support-package-editor.html


You could refer the old Nios II BSP settings to reduce code size in table 54 in the document below.

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/docs/programmable/683689/current/reducing-the-code-footprint.html


Do take note that the small c library option is no longer supported in NiosV.


Regards

Jingyang, Teh


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JingyangTeh
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Hi Sleepy


Any update on this case?

Did you managed to try out the settings I shared?


Regards

Jingyang, Teh



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JingyangTeh
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Hi Sleepy


Since there are no feedback for this thread, I shall set this thread to close pending. If you still need further assistance, you are welcome reopen this thread within 20days or open a new thread, someone will be right with you.


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Jingyang, Teh


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