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    SubjectRe: Is /dev/shm needed?
        Hi Robert :))

    >> if it's a *real* filesystem? I wasn't sure, since it's implemented
    >> thru the page cache.
    >Yes, you can mount as many as you like.

    Ok, then :)))) I'm testing /tmp over tmpfs right now. I don't
    notice a great improvement in speed. I have plenty of RAM for my box,
    and I think that, just as you said, when I'm compiling the contents
    of the /tmp are always cached, no matter if using tmpfs or not.

    I'll try with higher loads and more processes trying to fill up
    /tmp ;))

    >See Documentation/filesystems/tmpfs.txt for more information.

    I'm afraid my 2.4.16 doesn't come with that file :((( My fault,
    probably, although I don't remember touching the docs :???

    Thanks a lot for your help :)

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