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Old 12-03-2002, 08:20 AM   #1
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/dev/shm?


what is a '/dev/shm' ??
and what is is for?


thx
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Old 12-03-2002, 10:26 AM   #2
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Hi icecube

From /usr/src/liunx/Documentation/devices.txt :

<file>
The following names are reserved for mounting special filesystems
under /dev. These special filesystems provide kernel interfaces that
cannot be provided with standard device nodes.

/dev/pts devpts PTY slave filesystem
/dev/shm shmfs POSIX shared memory maintenance access
</file>

that file is part of kernel-source-<version> ....

Hope that helps ...
 
Old 12-03-2002, 01:47 PM   #3
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Thanks vladkrack!
 
Old 03-14-2006, 08:34 AM   #4
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Can i Further know abt this drive?
Is this drive a physical drive like /dev/hda1 and /dev/hda2 etc ...
Or is it a the swap partition created during the installation of the Linux
Or It takes space from other physical drives?

Thanks,
Naga
 
  


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