Is bin ever written to?

Knapp magick.crow at
Tue Dec 23 19:57:58 UTC 2008

On Tue, Dec 23, 2008 at 8:19 PM, Raseel Bhagat <raseelbhagat at> wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 24, 2008 at 12:35 AM, Knapp <magick.crow at> wrote:
>> I was wondering if anything in a set up system ever needs to write to
>> /bin or /sbin or /usr/bin or /usr/sbin?
>> I was thinking of putting them in a ram disk with SquashFS to speed up
>> the system but it can only read and not write.
>> As far as I know the only time writing is needed is with a system update.
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> How about making /bin a UnionFS. IIRC, it is a fast read-write filesystem.
> Thanks,
> Raseel.

Because the other one is a compressed file system. I have 2gb of ram
and thus the compression might be very useful. all the bin files are
much bigger than say 1gb or free ram that I have. I have the whole
kitchen sink installed. I wonder how big all that is on a clean 8.04
install? Anyone? I have not tested these ideas yet though.



Boot to ram info

Douglas E Knapp

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