Re: Mounting a in-ROM filesystem efficiently

From: David Woodhouse (
Date: Thu Dec 13 2001 - 12:49:00 EST said:
> Does it mean that NONE of the existing embedded linux is able to use
> a ROM directly as a filesystem ?? (either root fs or not)

Out of the box, no. XIP isn't that interesting. Most boxes have flash, and
flash is more expensive than RAM - so compression is more useful than XIP
in many cases. Obviously the two are mutually exclusive.

Writing to an XIP filesystem is fairly hard too.


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