On 18/05/10 07:02, Jeff Squyres wrote:

> What's the advantage of /dev/shm?  (I don't know anything
> about /dev/shm)

Looking at our CentOS 5.4 install /dev/shm is a tmpfs
filesystem (defaults to use up to 1/2 RAM of the system)
and hence should give lightning fast file I/O.

More info here:

http://wiki.linuxquestions.org/wiki/Tmpfs

cheers!
Chris
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