[svlug] What is /dev/shmfs and how does it relate to API's?

M. Drew Streib dtype at dtype.org
Thu Jul 31 13:28:04 PDT 2003


On Thu, Jul 31, 2003 at 03:30:23PM -0400, GOMEZ,FERNANDO (HP-Cupertino,ex1) wrote:
> My name is Fernando G?mez, Technical Consultant at the Telecom Division of
> HP in Cupertino. I am trying to find information about what "/dev/shmfs" is.

/dev/shmfs is 'Shared Memory Filesystem'

A direct mapping to a SysV-style shared memory segment of some sort.
I'm not sure why you'd want to use a file like this rather than normal
APIs. Debug maybe?

-drew

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M. Drew Streib <dtype at dtype.org>
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