I'll check internally with the Application Note authors and will get back to you.Thank you for the patience.
thank you for the link, my project is based on that example and AN89610. However, it doesn't state what really happens regarding initialization, etc. Maybe I'll connect a SRAM and look what happens...
As you said the variable is not initialized. I think you can skip the keyword "AT" as we are not initializing the EMIF variable. You can try modifying the .ld file as:
.EMIF_ASYNC : ALIGN(8)
} >EMIF >rom
we'll have to turn-around the question: it simply means that EMIF variables can't be initialized, right? The original question was if any EMIF variables, wether global or local, can be initialized?