Kernel XIP turned off

Malcolm malcolm.parsons at
Tue Mar 4 09:17:00 CET 2008

On 04/03/2008, Ewan Meadows <ewan.meadows at> wrote:
> Does anybody know why Kernel XIP is now turned off?  I'm assuming it's
>  due to the changes to the toolchain to support Slot-2 RAM?  At the
>  moment most users without an expansion cannot run even relatively
>  small things such as wnc.

Kernel XIP is turned off because there is no ROM to execute from.
The kernel executes from the DS's RAM.
Without an expansion, there is nowhere else to execute it from.

If you want more free RAM without an expansion, then move the root
filesystem out of RAM.

Malcolm Parsons

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