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

From: Albert D. Cahalan (
Date: Tue May 30 2000 - 22:05:38 EST

Thomas Molina writes:

> 1. Why is /var/shm such a bad place?

Maybe /var is a separate filesystem. Some people have scripts
that would try to "clean out" /var/shm. In general, the shm
filesystem content is completely unrelated to the rest of /var.

> 2. Where is the suggested place?

Just like the proc and devfs filesystems, this belongs at the top.
It really doesn't fit within anything else. Besides, flatter trees
are faster and easier to navigate. So, mount it on /shm.

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