Does Linux have serial flash drivers?

David Jander david.jander at
Wed Dec 14 11:05:30 EST 2005

On Wednesday 14 December 2005 09:20, Peter Menzebach wrote:
> Maybe, because most boards will then need 2 flashs with different
> interfaces. Afaik only the Atmel at91... can boot directly from serial

This is actually quite conceivable. Have a small parallel NOR-Flash for 
boot-loader+kernel, and a huge serial nand-flash (cheaper per-Mb) as flash 
Btw, I was wondering the same.
AFAICR, there is QSlinux (do they still exist today?), that made a serial 
flash driver (via SPI) and used serial data-flash as fs.


David Jander

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