[arch-general] [PATCHES] About /var/run/ and /var/lock/ checks in daemons

Damjan Georgievski gdamjan at gmail.com
Thu Feb 12 10:41:33 EST 2009

> I interested to make Arch Linux suitable for use with a /var/run and
> /var/lock that are mounted as tmpfs. But this also helps, in the case
> that not mounted as tmpfs, to make more simple "purge function" for
> these directories at rc.sysinit step.

This could also help to run the root filesystem (/) as read-only.
I've not tried this with ArchLinux but have done it with Slackware previously.

The benefit of a read-only root is you can share it between several
network computers or between different resource containers (kind of

Has anyone tried this.


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