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SubjectRe: shmfs behaviour
On 2001-01-12T11:10:39,
"J . A . Magallon" <jamagallon@able.es> said:

> A couple of questions about shm filesystem:
> - Time ago I remember you could see some dot files inside the /dev/shm
> filesystem (then, even it was mounted in /var/shm...). No it shows nothing.
> Is it the supposed behaviour ?

AFAIK yes.

> - By accident (switching between 2.2 and 2.4), i left the shm fs 'commented'
> (with a fs type of 'ignore'). Kernel 2.4 looked working good. What is
> /dev/shm for exactly ? Because it looks like I can live without it...

No. You will need it for POSIX shared memory.

Sincerely,
Lars Marowsky-Brée <lmb@suse.de>

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