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Old 09-22-2009, 01:20 PM   #1
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Does /dev/shm reduce memory available for non-shared memory segments?

On a RHEL 4.8 Oracle server, I have provided /dev/shm with 7 GB of tmpfs, like so:
tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs defaults,size=7g 0 0

The box has 8 GB of RAM total. Does this mean that all other processes have only 1 GB to use? Are they prevented from using any of the 7GB?

Thanks for any insight.
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