uboot and persistent snapshot booting

Jori van Dam j.v.dam at emcatron.com
Wed May 27 13:52:08 CEST 2020

Hello das U-boot enthusiasts,

I've been working on  a buildroot OS for the embedded device my company is developing. Currently I'm looking at optimizing the boot process to be as fast as possible. I've read a bunch of articles about snapshot booting and fixed snapshots to improve startup time. One paper in particular ( Hiroki Kaminaga , https://www.kernel.org/doc/ols/2006/ols2006v2-pages-25-34.pdf ) references the use of the command "bootss" which is supposed to be implemented in U-boot. I've looked in my instance of u-boot and in the compilation options of buildroot (for U-boot) and can't find anything that references this command. Also, I can't find any documentation regarding this approach of booting with a snapshot. Is there someone who had some experience/knowledge concerning this who can point me in the right direction? Thank you for your time.

Best regards,

Jori van Dam

Met vriendelijke groet, With kind regards,

Jori van Dam
Software Developer, Emcatron

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