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9.4. Splash Screen Support in Linux

To complement the U-Boot Splash Screen feature the new configuration option "CONFIG_8xx_PRE_INIT_FB" was added to the Linux kernel. This allows the Linux kernel to skip certain parts of the framebuffer initialization and to reuse the framebuffer contents that was set up by the U-Boot firmware. This allows to have an image displayed nearly immediately after power-on, so the delay needed to boot the Linux kernel is masked to the user.

The current implementation has some limitations:

9.3. Adding Swap Space 1. Abstract 9.5. Root File System: Design and Building
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