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Re: /run vs /var/run (was: Please test new sysvinit)

On Sun, Dec 18, 2005 at 01:03:37PM -0500, Joe Smith wrote:

> 1. POSIX (or at least SuS v3) does not gaurentee the existence of /dev/shm, 
> or that if it does exist, that it can be be read as a block device, or that 
> if it can, it has a file system on it.

AFAIK /dev/shm is just an internal detail of glibc's implementation of
shm_open() on Linux 2.6 kernels, so it has nothing to do with POSIX.

> 2. Neither does FHS.


> 1. It exists only on Linux-based OS's
> 2. There is no gaurentee that it will continue to be there at all
> 3. There is no guareteee that it will remain a filesystem in the future 
> even if it is there.
> 4. There is no gaurentee that it exists at all.



     MTA SZTAKI Computer and Automation Research Institute
                Hungarian Academy of Sciences

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