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Sorry, I take it back.   This wont work for me because I wont have
NOR. Also, I only want the "in-place" to apply to read-only pages.
This looks like all reads and writes get passed to the underlying
storage and I can't suffer flash page erase/writes to update a
variable. :) The device will wear out and meaningful work would be
starved.

On Thu, Jun 10, 2010 at 1:37 PM, Brian Gordon <legerde@gmail.com> wrote:
> Yes.  Thats exactly what I am looking for.   Even if there is a speed
> penalty, I wouldn't mind so much.  However wikipedia says that XIP is
> filesystem dependent and im stuck with FAT32 or NTFS.   Wikipedia
> claims NTFS can do XIP.   Is this true under linux?
>
> On Thu, Jun 10, 2010 at 1:23 PM, Massimiliano Galanti
> <massiblue@libero.it> wrote:
>>
>>> What about .ro and .text sections of an executable?   I would think
>>> kernel support for that would be required.   If its application data,
>>> then all sorts of things are possible like you described.   Ive also
>>> seen critical ram variables be stored in triplicate and then
>>> compared/voted just to ensure no silent SEU corruption.
>>
>> Maybe slightly off topic but... if flash is safer than ram, what about using
>> XIP (where possible, e.g. on NORs)? That would not put .data sections into
>> ram, at least.
>>
>> --
>> Massimiliano
>>
>
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