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- it differs between distributions - it is brittle to update (a complex build tool is needed) - it is redundant (needs to copy loads of files around. Maybe not an issue on the 100TB system you have, but the smartwatch or smartbulb builder might see it differently) - configurations are duplicated, hardcoded or non-obvious. - it is opaque - not easy to look in to with ls. - its system recovery utilities are deficient - as are the interactive tools
Some configuration might keep / as a ramdisk: That makes it faster and survive bad disk crashes or disk hotplugging, though persistence of /etc would be tricky. Perhaps a revision control system might help there (rolling back bad /etc changes could be neat ?), or just another mount point.
Another config would not have a ramdisk at all: That requires a custom kernel (quite reasonable on certain classes of hardware) but with the benefit of a bootup that is quicker, simpler and more space efficient.