Re: shmget in 2.3.51

From: Paul Laufer (
Date: Wed Mar 15 2000 - 22:18:52 EST

On Tue, 14 Mar 2000, Lee Chin wrote:

> Hi,
> Is shmget broken in 2.3.51? It doesent seem to work for me (even with
> Thanks
> Lee

As previously posted and noted in Documentation/Changes:

   To use System V shared memory, you have to mount the shm filesystem
somewhere and put the mountpoint into /proc/sys/kernel/shmpath.
Default is /var/shm.

So add a line like the following to /etc/fstab:
none /var/shm shm defaults 0 0

And that should do the trick.

Paul Laufer

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