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SubjectRe: Location of shmfs; devfs automagics
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Thierry Vignaud <tvignaud@mandrakesoft.com> writes:

> "H. Peter Anvin" wrote:
> >
> > Two alerts regarding filesystem hierarchy:
> >
> > The location that has been suggested, /var/shm, is a very bad choice.
> > /var is a potentially-large filesystem which isn't necessarily
> > available during the early boot sequence, may be remote, etc.
> > Furthermore, /var is used for on-disk data.
> >
> > The proper location for entities like this is /dev. The only sensible
> > location for this is /dev/shm.
>
> then if you choose to umount your devfs in order to use the old /dev/
> entries, you get an error message, have to umount /dev/shm first, which
> may be used by apps, ....

The suggestion for /var/shm is gone. I would also vote for /dev/shm
but didn't like the above clashes during integration. Personally I
mount shm fs on /dev/shm since we do not need a default any more.

Greetings
Christoph

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