AXFS filesystem for NOR

Fox Mulder Quakeman1 at
Tue Aug 26 16:56:33 CEST 2008

I was thinking of the NOR flash as a backup if everithing goes wrong. If
you flashed the NAND with a new bootloader and it fails you maybe
couldn't start the bootloader from NAND anymore.
But you always could boot from NOR flash because you couldn't/didn't
reflash this bootloader.
Maybe i'm totaly wrong about the duty of the NOR flash, but this is what
i think of it. It is the life belt if you swim too far out of the "NAND
flashing" sea. :)


Tilman Baumann wrote:
> What is the NOR flash used for in Freerunner?
> I don't know if it is worth it, but i always wanted to have a execution
> in place memory scheme on my embedded devices.
> There it is:
> Only makes sense in NOR (the XIP part). But maybe we can speed up things
> (and save RAM) by putting some base system stuff in NOR with a XIP scheme?
> Problem, i have no idea what the NOR part is used for in Freerunners.
> Maybe it is all not worth talking about. :)
> PS: I accidentally sent this mail from my other account. The list did 
> not take it.

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