K.S. Bhaskar on 29 Apr 2009 13:51:33 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Creating a large, multiple device read-only file system

On Wed, Apr 29, 2009 at 4:38 PM, Stephen Gran <steve@lobefin.net> wrote:
On Wed, Apr 29, 2009 at 04:07:04PM -0400, K.S. Bhaskar said:
> I realize that I can create a medium size read only file system on a DVD.
> Performance is not a concern because the OS buffer cache will keep
> frequently used bits in memory.  But what if I want to create a truly giant
> file system.  Can I take 20 5GB DVDs and create a multiple device / logical
> volume that gives me a 100GB read-only file system?  Any pointers are
> appreciated.  Thank you very much, in advance.

If you want something that's hardware read only and large, it probably
is simplest to get a drive that you can jumper to read only.  I don't
know if anything other than SCSI supports this, though.

[KSB] I do remember the read-protect tab on floppies.  I didn't realize hard drives had the same feature.  Thanks.

-- Bhaskar
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