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Re: [alpine-devel] How Alpine stores OS in RAM?

From: Jan Klod <>
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2008 21:45:49 +0200

On Friday 07 November 2008 12:50:52 you wrote:
> On Fri, 2008-11-07 at 14:30 +0300, Jan Klod wrote:
> > Since I still try building a gentoo-similar OS in RAM, I would
> > appreciate, if someone tells me how Alpine is stored in RAM?
> During boot, the initramfs script will mount a tmpfs root where the
> base.tar.bz2 is extracted and then it just 'switch_root' and 'exec init'
Please post the root filesystem line of fstab!
I am doing switch_root from initramfs and that is currently the problem.

> Does that explain? The alpine runtime is not really a gentoo system. Its
> alot smaller alpien system.
Yes, could be, I just got an operational gentoo-id of 160MB, which has gcc.
But that is not a clean work like yours - it has no portage.
> > Jan
> -nc

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