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But are there processor out there that can boot from FTL enabled flash don't we still need raw NAND for boot device?
An f2fs teardown
Posted Oct 16, 2012 23:53 UTC (Tue) by neilbrown (subscriber, #359)
The OMAP3 in my phone boots from the micro-SD card. It reads from the blocks that a file would be stored in if it were the first file copied onto a newly formated VFAT partition (it doesn't parse the FAT, it just *knows* what to read).
So yes: processors can boot from all sorts of things.
Posted Oct 17, 2012 12:14 UTC (Wed) by etienne (subscriber, #25256)
In fact OMAP3 boots from an internal ROM and can chain-load other boot device.
It would be so nice if that ROM would also contain a description of all the devices on this particular system-on-chip...
Posted Dec 22, 2012 22:38 UTC (Sat) by marcH (subscriber, #57642)
To avoid this kludge, starting from version 4.3 e-MMC chips feature two 128K boot partitions with a simplified access procedure: simplified for ROMs.
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