We have been developing the code on Atmel Studio 7.0.1188 and then we updated to 7.0.1417 (Win10 64bit). The problem is that our code was running fine on ATSAME70Q21 (384kB RAM, 2MB flash), after the upgrade the code is stuck in Reset_Handler. We've been using the standard linker file provided by Softpack ( same70_flash.ld_.txt) and now the following variables are 0x0000000 instead of some values from RAM (0x020400000): _etext, _srelocate, _erelocate, _szero, _ezero, but _sfixed= 0x20432020.
text data bss dec hex filename
732568 3576 332320 1068464 104db0 ucs.elf
This is the same result from compiling the previous version, also the map files seem very similar, they show the .heap, .stack, .bss segments having close values inside RAM space. We have upgraded and downgraded a few times, tried on different workstations and the problem follows the upgraded version. Could this be a bug in the linker?