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Subject: Re: ANNOUNCE: Rockbox runs from Flash! (boots in 3 seconds)
From: idc-dragon_at_gmx.de
Date: 2003-07-07


> BTW, does this also mean that it is *running* from the flash chip,
> saving RAM?

Actually, the boot loader is prepared to do that. If source and destination
address of the image is identical, it will directly start it. This would
require a special build of Rockbox, with different linkage.

However, the flash has only an 8-bit bus, versus the DRAM is 16 bit. Running
from flash will probably be slower.

Jörg

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