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

From: Albert D. Cahalan (
Date: Sat Jun 03 2000 - 02:36:34 EST

Alexander Viro writes:
> On Thu, 1 Jun 2000, David Howells wrote:

>>>> 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...

Shitting into /dev is somehow better? Unlike /dev/pts, the shm
filesystem is not full of devices. Let's keep /dev for devices.
One doesn't fix /proc by moving the problems into /dev.

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