[U-Boot-Users] RE: U-Boot-Users digest, Vol 1 #1269 - 14 msgs

Joseph Chiu joseph at omnilux.net
Fri Mar 4 20:46:17 CET 2005

> Subject: AW: [U-Boot-Users] das u-boot and disc on chip
> From: "Martin Krause" <Martin.Krause at tqs.de>
> 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,=20
> even though it may be cheap and popular. Or am I missing something?
> Regards,
> Martin

Presumably, the sectors used to store the bootloader would not be erased/written more than a few times so the chance of losing cells there are pretty low.  You can use out-of-band data for error detect/correction; and you could make use of the large storage space by storing multiple copies.

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