Followup to: <20000525214728.A11347@cesarb.personal>
By author: Cesar Eduardo Barros <firstname.lastname@example.org>
In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
> In 2.3.99-pre10-3, Documentation/Changes has the following lines:
> > To use System V shared memory, you have to mount the shm filesystem
> > somewhere. You can do that automatically by adding this line to /etc/fstab:
> > none /var/shm shm defaults 0 0
> > Remember to create the mountpoint directory; it does not have to be /var/shm.
> However, if I recall correctly, the checks for it being mounted were removed
> from shm.c a couple of pre-patches ago. Do we still need to mount shmfs or is
> the documentation wrong?
*Sigh*... can someone *please* stop suggesting /var/shm? It's a
damaging and hideously bad prescedent, and regardless what you
suggest, people are going to follow what's in the docs.
/dev/shm is definitely the preferred choice; /shm would be an
acceptable second choice. Putting it in /var, where you may run afoul
of backup programs and other automated maintenance scripts, is *BAD*.
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