[linux-audio-user] Re: Current merrits of tmpfs with Jack
jesse at essej.net
Sat Jan 7 09:57:06 EST 2006
On 1/7/06, Russell Hanaghan <hanaghan at starband.net> wrote:
> * 2.4, 2.5 or 2.6 series kernel with tmpfs turned on (CONFIG_TMPFS)
> * Shared memory file system mounted on /dev/shm. add the following
> to /etc/fstab to get it mounted at boot:
> shmfs /dev/shm shm defaults 0 0
> (Note: you may have to make the /dev/shm directory)
> Is this the actual use of /dev/shm or can it serve dual purpose and be
> also set up as tmpfs for fifo's?
Yes this is the actual use of /dev/shm. In many distros you will find
such a line already in the /etc/fstab. And yes, it can serve dual
> |# mkdir /mnt/ramfs|
> [edit /etc/fstab and add the following line]
> |none /mnt/ramfs tmpfs defaults 0 0|
> Then use --with-default-tmpdir=/mnt/ramfs to the JACK configure line
> when you build it. No clients need to be recompiled.
This is just an older alternative, not better.
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