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SubjectRe: Is /dev/shm needed?
    Hello Adam :))

>> have lots of memory to spare, give it a try. Mount /tmp or all of /var
>> in tmpfs.
>Unfortunately, some(many?) distros are b0rken in re /var/. There is
>stuff put there that is needed across boots (for example, mandrake
>puts the DNS master files in /var/named.)

Moreover, didn't the LHS say that /var/tmp is supposed to be
maintained across reboots? I'm not sure about this, but anyway /var
is supposed to hold temporary data, not boot-throwable data, isn't

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