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Re: Basic question w.r.t bootloader

To: Arravind babu <>
Subject: Re: Basic question w.r.t bootloader
From: Wolfgang Denk <>
Date: Thu, 06 Oct 2005 09:29:24 +0200
In-reply-to: Your message of "Thu, 06 Oct 2005 07:53:32 BST." <>
Original-recipient: rfc822;
In message <> you wrote:
>        Generally how bootloader/bootflash code detects
> the size of RAM on the board? Is it hardcoded some
> where in the bootflash code or is it detected using
> memory chips ?

One method is to probe addresses (at N, 2*N, 4*N etc. starting with a
resonable value of N like 1 MB) until probing fails. See for  example
common/memsize.c in the U-Boot sources.

Best regards,

Wolfgang Denk

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