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Re: How efficient is mounting /usr ro?

On Tue, 25 Nov 2003 19:51, Chema <chema.news.gmane@zarco.cjb.net> wrote:
> Making /usr read-only is not for that kind of security.  It will keep your
> data safe from corruption (soft one, anyway: a disk crash will take
> anything with it ;-).  Besides, you can get a better performance formating
> it with ext2, since you'll not need journaling.

Why would you get better performance?  If you mount noatime then there's no 
writes to a file system that is accessed in a read-only fashion and there 
should not be any performance issue.

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