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What is the significance and purpose of shmfs?

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Posted: 25 May 2005

Q:
What is the significance and purpose of shmfs?

A:
It is for support of POSIX Shared Memory and it reflects RAM and Swap based storage.

This basically means that it stores stuff in volatile space that will disappear when the machine is powered down or rebooted.

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