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SubjectRe: shmem or swapfs? was: [Patch] make shm filesystem part configurable
> It is a filesystem which lives in RAM and can swap out. SYSV shm and
> shared anonymous maps are still build on top of this (The config
> option only disables the part not needed for this).
>
> I am quite open about naming, but "shm" is not appropriate any more
> since the fs does a lot more than shared memory. Solaris calles this
> "tmpfs" but I did not want to 'steal' their name and I also do not
> think that it's a very good name.
>
> So any suggestions for a better name?

Hmm, ok, what are the activities that use this other than shm?

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