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

From: H. Peter Anvin (
Date: Sat Jun 03 2000 - 02:56:06 EST

Ulrich Drepper wrote:
> "H. Peter Anvin" <> writes:
> > This is true based on what the POSIX requirements are, but what I wrote
> > is true *for the Linux implementation of POSIX shm.* We did it that way
> > because it makes sense.
> I'm not following you. What you talk about is the kernel
> implementation. I've written the interface the user will see at
> everything I said is true for it. There is no one-to-one
> correcpondence between names given to shm_open() and files in the
> filesystem tree, there are no slashes allowed in the names.

Interesting. I thought that was the whole purpose of shmfs?


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