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Re: Which directorys should be read only vs. writable.

On Fri, 6 Mar 1998, Henry Hollenberg wrote:

> On Fri, 6 Mar 1998, Jean Pierre LeJacq wrote:
> > On Fri, 6 Mar 1998, Henry Hollenberg wrote:
> > 
> > > Which directorys could be set up read only and which have to be writable?
> > > 
> > Also /var/run, /var/lock, and /.  / is very close to being able to be
> > mounted read only with only a few files being written in /etc.  The
> > main problem is that several file get create/modified in /dev at boot.
> Do you mean by /. the current directory of root?  Why does that need to
> be writable?

The root directory.  It needs to be writable since /dev must be
writable.  /dev cannot be on a separate partition since files from
/dev are required when booting the system.

Someone a while back had developed a ram filesystem based approach to
have a writable /dev until after boot was completed.

Jean Pierre

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