Text in fstab page about /dev/shm
chris at beaker67.com
Wed Feb 22 17:42:36 PST 2006
In the "Creating /etc/fstab" section, there is this paragraph:
The /dev/shm mount point for tmpfs is included to allow enabling
POSIX-shared memory. The kernel must have the required support built
into it for this to work (more about this is in the next section).
Please note that very little software currently uses POSIX-shared
memory. Therefore, consider the /dev/shm mount point optional. For more
information, see Documentation/filesystems/tmpfs.txt in the kernel
I don't really know much of anything about the subject myself, but it
seems strange that it says /dev/shm is "optional" when it's described as
required during the LFS system build. Is that paragraph simply out-of-date?
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