booting to ram

Knapp magick.crow at
Sun Dec 21 19:18:30 UTC 2008

On Sun, Dec 21, 2008 at 5:49 PM, Willy K. Hamra <w.hamra1987 at> wrote:
> Knapp wrote:
>> I found this for making a ram disk.
>> So then the next step is to see what needs to be on that ram disk. Any
>> ideas anyone?
>> Anything that is loaded with the load of FF  would be good, I would think.
>> Bin and sbin?
>> Lib? (way to big!!) maybe just some of it?
>> lib32?
>> lib64?
> i read the link posted before in this thread, if u use squashfs fro the ram
> disk, it gets compressed a lot, and this would provide loads of space, and
> you'd still have a great performance boost, since decompressing and reading
> from a ram mounted squashfs system is very fast.
> firefox writes a lot to ~/.mozilla , i'm not sure how much exactly is
> written there, but if it's too too much, having that in ram is helpful, but
> you would lose ur new bookmarks and history with every shutdown
> --
> Willy K. Hamra

That could be avoided if we ran a script to update it at closedown.

Douglas E Knapp

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