Re: Kernel executation from ROM

From: Bernd Eckenfels (
Date: Mon Feb 19 2001 - 04:28:35 EST

In article <01e701c09a2a$21e789a0$bba6b3d0@Toshiba> you wrote:
> I see . The biggest negative point of running kernel from ROM is that ROM
> speed is slow :(

Well, normally you use the ROM only as a "boot device". You copy the Kernel
into RAM and run it. Ram is not more expensive than ROM :)

What is your Reason for keeping the Kernel in ROM? Security? Do you have a
special limited Device? In that case you might want to look at the embedded
Linux Versions which run without MMU. Those might even have a decent ROM
Performance (compared to RAM).

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