shmem or swapfs? was: [Patch] make shm filesystem part configurable

David Ford (
Sat, 13 Jan 2001 04:33:42 -0800

Christoph Rohland wrote:

> Hi,
> The appended patch (additional to my read/write support patch) makes
> the shm filesystem configurable and renames it to the more sensible
> name swapfs. Since the fs type "shm" is quite established with 2.4 I
> register that name also. this shared memory or swap? If it's swap, why is it different than a swapfile? If you are intending the shmem be called swapfs, I
personally thing that it'll cause a significant amount of confusion.


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