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  1. what is /dev/shm?

    when I run "df -k " I can see followings.


    [root@localhost ~]# df -klh
    Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    /dev/hda1 5.8G 4.3G 1.3G 78% /
    none 54M 0 54M 0% /dev/shm
    /dev/sda1 983M 684M 299M 70% /xx


    here what is /dev/shm?

    Thanks..



  2. Re: what is /dev/shm?


    "google-rambo88" wrote in message
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    > when I run "df -k " I can see followings.
    >
    >
    > [root@localhost ~]# df -klh
    > Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    > /dev/hda1 5.8G 4.3G 1.3G 78% /
    > none 54M 0 54M 0% /dev/shm
    > /dev/sda1 983M 684M 299M 70% /xx
    >
    >
    > here what is /dev/shm?
    >
    > Thanks..
    >


    SHared Memory

    It is living in your RAM, not on your HDD.

    It is a temporary filesystem. A "ram disk".



  3. Re: what is /dev/shm?

    what is /dev/shm for? when can it be use?





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    > "google-rambo88" wrote in message
    > news:f6bu17$ahc$1@news2.kornet.net...
    > > when I run "df -k " I can see followings.
    > >
    > >
    > > [root@localhost ~]# df -klh
    > > Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    > > /dev/hda1 5.8G 4.3G 1.3G 78% /
    > > none 54M 0 54M 0% /dev/shm
    > > /dev/sda1 983M 684M 299M 70% /xx
    > >
    > >
    > > here what is /dev/shm?
    > >
    > > Thanks..
    > >

    >
    > SHared Memory
    >
    > It is living in your RAM, not on your HDD.
    >
    > It is a temporary filesystem. A "ram disk".
    >
    >




  4. Re: what is /dev/shm?

    On Tue, 3 Jul 2007 11:41:54 +0900, "google-rambo88" wrote:

    >what is /dev/shm for? when can it be use?
    >

    Search for IPC, inter process communications

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