Mail archive

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

From: Joshua Haase <>
Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2018 12:58:13 -0500

Steffen Nurpmeso (2018-04-10 13:56):

| Joshua Haase <> wrote:
| |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.

I think that is done using unionfs over loop devices (at least i think
that's how slax did it). But the analogy still applies.

Hope this clarifies some things for Timur.

Received on Tue Apr 10 2018 - 12:58:13 UTC