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SubjectRe: Shared memory not enabled in 2.4.0?
On Mon, 8 Jan 2001 wrote:

> For some reason shared memory is not being enabled on my system running kernel
> v2.4.0 (on RedHat v6.2, with all updates applied).
> Per the documentation I have this line in my /etc/fstab:
> none /dev/shm shm defaults 0 0
> Yes, I have created this subdirectory:
> # ls -l /dev | grep shm
> drwxrwxrwt 1 root root 0 Jan 7 11:54 shm


You do have shared memory or else your shared libraries would not
work. The problem is that somebody decided that the CPU cost to
calculate the amount used was "too great", so it's not being shown.

Hopefully this will be resolved at a later date and we will again
be able to see shared memory activity.

Dick Johnson

Penguin : Linux version 2.4.0 on an i686 machine (799.54 BogoMips).

"Memory is like gasoline. You use it up when you are running. Of
course you get it all back when you reboot..."; Actual explanation
obtained from the Micro$oft help desk.

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