help: 2.4.0 kernel and /dev/shm
I'm trying out the new 2.4 kernel on my Potato box. I upgrade modutils to
the version currently in Woody (2.4.1). Works real nice except for a slight
problem I ran into. I can't mount the System V IP shared memory on /dev/shm
at bootup. I get this error message:
shmem fs invalid option
mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock or none,
or too many mounted file systems
I said YES to 'General setup'->'System V IPC' and NO to
'File systems'->'/dev file system support' when running 'make menuconfig'
I added this line to /etc/fstab as the linux-2.4.0/Documentation/Changes says
none /dev/shm shm defaults 0 0
I created a directory /dev/shm with permissions 755. The 2.4 docs don't say
to, but didn't say not to. A mistake?
The kernel boots and even though it can't mount this virtual filesystem,
everything else seems to work--so far. Can't believe how much faster the
machine boots and runs compared to 2.2.18!! Nice work Linus and all the
other kernel developers!!
Can someone tell me where I went wrong. I tried searching the 'net for a
clue to no avail. I'm sure it's something stupidly simple I'm overlooking.
Can anyone point it out? Thanks for the help.
bob billson email: firstname.lastname@example.org ham: kc2wz
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