value of XIP? and whether it works with 2.6 kernel?

Robert P. J. Day rpjday at
Wed Aug 25 01:44:16 EST 2004

   working with a recent post to the MTD mailing list, and reading the
wiki part on XIP over at, i'm curious about who's using
XIP with the 2.6 kernel, specifically with the 8xx boards.

   as i read it from david w's post on the MTD list, XIP has limited
value since flash is noticeably more expensive than RAM anyway.

   so, thoughts?  who's actually using this?  and it's not clear from
the DENX page that there's a patch for the 2.6 kernel -- that page
refers specifically to 2.4.

   anyway, i'm just curious, wondering whether it would be worth giving
it a try, just for the entertainment value.


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