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It's strange that on all of our Linux systems there is a separated filesystem: /dev/shm. But there isn't any on SLES 10.3 machines, because it's just a directory on them.

My question: Can someone provide an offical source what states that SLES 10.3 doesn't use a separated /dev/shm?

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SLES 10 SP4:

$ mount | grep tmpfs
udev on /dev type tmpfs (rw)

Not sure about SP3, but I would expect it to be similar.What other systems are you comparing SLES 10 SP3 to? It's rather old and things have changed over the years...

  • RHEL5; SLES 9; SLES 11 – gasko peter Feb 3 '14 at 18:23
  • OK. Why are you actually missing it? /dev/shm is in tmpfs anyway in this setup. – peterph Feb 3 '14 at 20:36
  • Looks like all other distros have it as separated FS & it would be useful if we would have it separated on SLES 10 too, but we don't know why isn't it by default there.. – gasko peter Feb 5 '14 at 14:19
  • From the practical point of view - why just not modify /etc/fstab accordingly? – peterph Feb 5 '14 at 17:04

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