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PionexUser 08-25-2003 07:26 AM

What is : /dev/shm
 
I first saw this at the bottom of "System Monitor"

Andy@DP 08-25-2003 08:10 AM

/dev/shm is the SystemV shared memory implementation, basically to do with virtual memory.

mhearn 08-25-2003 11:46 AM

It's used to allow programs to talk to each other quickly, and can be ignored by users.

naganarasimha 03-14-2006 07:22 AM

Regarding /dev/shm
 
Hi all,
I wanted to further know, Is "/dev/shm" a physical drive or is it the swap partition created while installing linux. Or this drive, uses space from some other drives in the system?

Thanks,
Naga

anti.corp 03-14-2006 07:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by naganarasimha
Hi all,
I wanted to further know, Is "/dev/shm" a physical drive or is it the swap partition created while installing linux. Or this drive, uses space from some other drives in the system?

Thanks,
Naga


Hi,

I asked this question some time ago. Acid_kewpie gave me this answer:

Quote:

it's a dynamic ramdrive, you can write data to it to hold it in ram directly.
Thats it.

If you want to know more about it, just try and google it, you will get a lot of hits :)


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