On Thu, Jun 01, 2000 at 05:29:32AM -0400, Alexander Viro wrote:
> On Thu, 1 Jun 2000, David Howells wrote:
> > > Thomas Molina writes:
> > >
> > > > 1. Why is /var/shm such a bad place?
> > ...
> > > It really doesn't. It belongs in /dev more than anything, just like
> > > /dev/pts and friends.
> > Why not mount it under /proc somewhere? Maybe /proc/shm.
> What does it have with processes? Let's stop shitting into /proc - we'ld
> better start moving things out of there...
Yes, /proc should be purged from many things which are there at the moment.
But /var/shm is a very dumb idea for mounting shm, IMHO. It should be
/dev/shm or something similar, but it's a very strange idea to mount a
"virtual" filesystem under a standard and well-known directory (/var).
Think about compatiblity, archivers etc, etc.
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