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Old 01-31-2006, 01:10 AM   #1
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use of /dev/shm

I'd like to know the usage of /dev/shm. Why it is in dev? i read some document stating that to increase the performace of virtual memory, how is this related to virtual memory? is there any relation between swap partition and /dev/shm? Can U please give me a clear idea of /dev/shm?
Old 01-31-2006, 01:55 PM   #2
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all devices, real or virtual are in /dev (or should be).

i suppose this is a unix thing.

i would assume that since swap is on a harddisk, it would be considered a hardware DEVice (or block).

character devices are (i think) are virtual items.. like consoles and such.

but don't quote me..


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