Re: Does /var/shm still need to be mounted?

From: Michael Riepe (
Date: Mon May 29 2000 - 07:47:39 EST

On Thu, May 25, 2000 at 06:08:40PM -0700, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> *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.

This simple patch fixes Documentation/Changes wrt. shmfs.

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--- linux-2.4.0-test1.orig/Documentation/Changes Mon May 29 14:43:02 2000
+++ linux-2.4.0-test1/Documentation/Changes Mon May 29 14:43:16 2000
@@ -72,13 +72,6 @@
 General Information
- 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.
    <CTRL><ALT><DEL> now performs a cold reboot instead of a warm reboot
 for increased hardware compatibility. If you want a warm reboot and
 know it works on your hardware, add a "reboot=warm" command line option
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 Michael "Tired" Riepe <>
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