8.2. Creating the /etc/fstab File - hdparm clarification

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Wed Oct 19 13:10:12 PDT 2011

Jonathan Oksman wrote:
> ha, my computer just completely freaked out because I forgot to add
> /run to the new fstab by mistake.  I transitioned from my old system
> fstab and skimmed over the book fstab not realizing there was
> something new to add.
> Nice work on the new bootscripts though, Bruce.  It still managed to
> pull itself together enough to make the system functional spite my
> mistake.
> While figuring out what I had done wrong, I noticed that the
> /etc/fstab in the book doesn't have a reference to /dev/shm anymore,
> but two paragraphs later there is a description of what it is (noting
> it as included, but optional).  I'm thinking either shm was supposed
> to be there, or it's been removed and the description still reflects
> it's previous presence.

You are right.  I should remove the paragraph on /dev/shm.  Shared 
memory has been moved to /run/shm.

For more info on /run, see http://wiki.debian.org/ReleaseGoals/RunDirectory

   -- Bruce

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