AW: [U-Boot-Users] das u-boot and disc on chip
wd at denx.de
Thu Mar 3 08:51:37 CET 2005
In message <DE2CC66C40EAB74EA6D66AC71BF98E1E03055BAD at TQ-MAILSRV-1> you wrote:
> With this fact in mind, I think it is not a good idea to store the
> boot loader in a flash device whose data integrity is not guaranteed,
> even though it may be cheap and popular. Or am I missing something?
Yes, you are: there is a huge market for cheap devices where
reliability is not an issue, where only the price counts, and which
are thrown away because of fading geek value long before the hardware
is actually worn out.
No, this doesn't make sense - neither technically nor from an
ecological point of view. But some people make money out of it. And
for them it's obviously cheaper to replace a broken device than to
make sure it will work for at least 6 months. And who cares if you
lose some data?
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