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Re: [alpine-user] Lack of a minimal documentation on Alpine's overall architecture, run-from-RAM feature, mkinitfs, modloop etc.

From: Steffen Nurpmeso <>
Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2018 13:56:40 +0200

Joshua Haase <> wrote:
 |Cág (2018-04-09 13:53):
 || Sorry for the late reply.
 ||> - What is modloop!?
 || Modloop is a kernel module for loop devices.
 |>From a newbie perspective, you can think of it as a way to mount files
 |as if they were disks.

There was or is TinyCoreLinux, where packages are not unpacked and
installed, but kept as balls and the simply mounted in via modloop.

|Der Kragenbaer, The moon bear,
|der holt sich munter he cheerfully and one by one
|einen nach dem anderen runter wa.ks himself off
|(By Robert Gernhardt)

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