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

From: Keith Owens (
Date: Tue May 30 2000 - 23:19:57 EST

On Tue, 30 May 2000 23:05:38 -0400 (EDT),
"Albert D. Cahalan" <> wrote:
>Thomas Molina writes:
>> 1. Why is /var/shm such a bad 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.

As long as getcwd() does a tree walk up to /, mounting anything on a
directory directly under / is not a good idea. I have seen getcwd()
hang because an NFS directory was mounted as /xxx instead of /nfs/xxx .
Move shm down one level.

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