[lug] shm filesystem and RH/KRUD 7.3

D. Stimits stimits at idcomm.com
Wed Jul 17 04:21:35 MDT 2002

Tkil wrote:
> >>>>> "DS" == D Stimits <stimits at idcomm.com> writes:
> DS> Perhaps I should be more specific in this question: Does anyone
> DS> know of any particular common application which actually takes
> DS> advantage of [shared memory via /dev/shm]?
> Apparently, it was originally used to support SAP R3 on Linux.
> According to Documentation/filesystems/tmpfs, glibc 2.2+ expects to
> have /dev/shm available for its internal POSIX shared memory calls.
> Any particular reason why you are trying to remove it?

It appears to be purely in ram, so it seemed like a good place to
recover extra ram if it was not used. Add curiosity to it.

> As you say, you can just remove it for now, and see if anything blows
> up.

Nothing blew up, but I will do more testing later with some shared
memory apps, and see if it changes them in any way.

D. Stimits, stimits @ idcomm.com

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