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Since I am working on boot time optimization for imx boards , I heard enabling caches(D-cache or I-cache) in u-boot causes improvements in boot performance.Can any one suggest the way to enable caches in u-boot for imx boards.Enabling caches will make any damage to the board?

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I get what u-boot is, but what is an imx board one of those cortex dev boards? Could you clarify what D-caches and I-caches are? What OS are you running? What architecture are these boards? At the moment its a little hard to actually understand what the question is about, with lots of very domain specific things that might be understandable to a more general audience with more clarification. – Journeyman Geek Jul 10 '12 at 12:14
Board I m using is mx53loco board.I read U-Boot doesn't enable D-Cache by default on ARM devices, as it needs customized MMU tables to do so. – Deepu Jul 11 '12 at 6:05
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There's a dcache and icache command. If the commands aren't there, your u-boot is too old or the CPU doesn't support it.

To run it automatically, put it in your bootcmd environment variable.

Shouldn't damage the board. If it locks up the CPU for some reason, just reset the board.

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