[Pkg-uml-pkgs] How is user-mode-linux using /dev/shm/?
pere at hungry.com
Thu Sep 28 18:14:32 UTC 2006
I am one of the sysvinit maintainers. Recently we changed the mount
options of /dev/shm/, and got a bug report about uml refusing to start
(#386945). Because of this, I am curious how uml uses /dev/shm/. Is
it using the shm-functions in glibc, or something else? Please
explain how it work.
To make some writable tmpfs available to those in need of such system,
and to avoid using /dev/shm/ which is reserved for the shm-functions,
I just uploaded sysvinit version 2.86.ds1-26. It will mount a tmpfs
on /lib/init/rw/ that can be used instead. If /lib/init/rw/.ramfs
exist, that mount point is a tmpfs. I'm not sure if this last change
will make it into Etch or not, but I hope so, to solve any problems
with packages previously using /dev/shm/ as a generic tmpfs file
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