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

From: Thomas Molina (
Date: Tue May 30 2000 - 12:27:31 EST

> > - 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
> so it does not need to be remountet at all now ???


1. Why is /var/shm such a bad place?
2. Where is the suggested place?

I agree that people will probably put it in the suggested place absent
any other data. I put it there because I'm not familiar enough with the
File System Standard to have a preference for any other place.

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