[Buildroot] Squashfs boot

Peter Korsgaard jacmet at uclibc.org
Tue Jan 22 20:20:19 UTC 2013

>>>>> "Stefan" == Stefan Fröberg <stefan.froberg at petroprogram.com> writes:

 Stefan> It's true that you can use squashfs to compress whole system
 Stefan> but even in that case you have to make your own init script
 Stefan> that will take care of all the magic of mounting.  And because
 Stefan> squashfs is read-only filesystem then it get's more trickier
 Stefan> because you have to take care of yourself of all those /tmp and
 Stefan> /var/log etc.. directories that need to store temporarily
 Stefan> stuff.

Read only rootfs (with /tmp and /var/log in tmpfs) should work out of
the box with buildroot, and I've using it for several projects.

Bye, Peter Korsgaard

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