Re: Rootfs in eMMC: Kernel panic ...Attempted to kill init!

From: Linus Walleij
Date: Tue Jun 23 2009 - 05:23:46 EST

2009/6/22 Russell King - ARM Linux <linux@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>:

> If I knew what this "eMMC" was...

It's to be read out "embedded MultiMediaCard", comes
from JEDEC but is based on the standard from MMCA.
Just as it says, it's like an MMC card you embed.

It uses lower voltages than MMC and thus save some
power. It doesn't look like an MMC card either, it comes
in a standardized solder-on BGA package so it looks
like any chip, no expensive card holders. It uses 8bit wide
transfers giving a total of 10 pins for the bus.
(Plus voltage of course.)

But usually you reuse a standard MMC hardware IP
to talk to it.

Here is some whitepaper:

Linus Walleij
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