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Re: Mount tmpfs on /dev/shm per default?

At Sat, 10 Nov 2001 13:29:00 +0100,
Andreas Metzler wrote:
> > just one small question: wouln't it be nice (and of course POSIX
> > compliant) to mount tmpfs to /dev/shm? Almost all recent distros are
> > doing this.

Yeah, it's nice.

> BTW, which program uses POSIX shm?

The original shmfs author is used for commercial application SAP R-3.
Currently almost all free software do not use them, but some
applications use SYSV shm for IPC. In future, some applications will 
become to use POSIX shm. I think when such application wiil be appeared
in main pool, we should mount tmpfs into /dev/shm.

The trivial problem is that tmpfs is not valid in kernel-2.2 series.
But, tmpfs takes us POSIX compliance, POSIX shared memory, and 
ram file system for temporary use. Why don't you use this useful 
feature ? :)

-- gotom

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