Booting i.MX6 under one second

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I’m running the NXP i.MX6Q SDB using U-Boot Falcon mode to reduce booting time. I currently managed to boot a complete Linux image up to the login prompt in about 0.9 second.

The links are available below:

  • Pre-built image on Dropbox.
  • The statistical analysis is on Plotly.

To upload the image into the SD card, use the following command:

$ sudo dd if=falconmode_imx6qsabresd.sdcard of=/dev/sdX ; sync

The tutorial for enabling Falcon mode is available here.