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

From: H. Peter Anvin (
Date: Sat Jun 03 2000 - 13:31:06 EST

Followup to: <>
By author: "Albert D. Cahalan" <>
In newsgroup:
> 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.

It is, if you think what a device node really is: it's a special file
provided as a point of interaction with the kernel. This is exactly
what shmfs provides, so yes, it is appropriate.


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