4.4.2. Nios® V Processor Application Copied from Boot Flash to RAM Using Boot Copier
The Nios® V processor and HAL include a boot copier that provides sufficient functionality for most Nios® V processor applications and is convenient to implement with the Nios® V software development flow.
When the application uses a boot copier, it sets all linker sections ( .text, .heap , .rwdata, .rodata , .bss, .stack) to an internal or external RAM. Using the boot copier to copy a Nios® V processor application from the boot flash to the internal or external RAM for execution helps to improve the execution performance.