Is bin ever written to?

Sarunas Burdulis sarunas at
Wed Dec 24 01:34:20 UTC 2008

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Knapp wrote:
>>> OK, then how do you explain the increadible speed of distros like Damn
>>> Small Linux with a ram boot? Even big programs like FF run in a blink
>>> on my 386 laptop.
>> Well, maybe 'cause it's "damn small"?
> In both cases we are talking about firefox. How much smaller can you
> make it? I give you that being small helps speed.
I don't know what DSL uses as far as window manager or desktop
environment. That will impact app. launch times.

>> In practice however a faster hard disk or RAID setup will most likely
>> make the biggest difference.
> I just got a new drive, I have 2 drives now. 
Drives are not equal. I have just replaced a generic 3.5" 7200 RPM SATA
with 2.5" 10kRPM WD Velociraptor, and it makes a huge difference in disk
access speeds.

> One has home and the
> other has the rest. Are you saying that RAID would make it even
> faster? Would that work when one is a bit older and smaller? They are
> both by the same company.
With two drives you don't have many options. RAID1 (striping, not much
of a "RAID", actually) would give you speed at the expense of
reliability (but that's what backups are for, isn't it?).

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