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Re: New shmfs and Debian

Grendel wrote:
> Hi *,
>   The new version of the Linux kernel will introduce a new file system
> called shmfs. It has to be mounted for the applications to use the shared
> memory features. The standard mountpoint for the shmfs is /var/shm. Maybe it

Oh god, what is that? Are these guys playing catch up with MOSIX? :)
Anyway,  I have never thought of shared memory machines interfacing
through a filesystem. Sounds spooky.

> would be wise to add the directory to the base-files package as well as
> create a suitable script to add the appropriate entry to /etc/fstab? I'm
> sure than at some point, after potato is released, people will try to use
> 2.4.x and some of them can face problems when their applications won't be
> able to use the shared memory.

Hmmm, I guess that has nothing to do with multiprocessing? Or is it just
some facility for inter-process shared memory? Great, these guys re-invent
the uses of single mem space years after my Amiga gave its last breath.


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