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Apply /dev/shm

The Shared Memory Device /dev/shm, shm = shared memory is disabled since version 2.3 on IPFire. Some Addons such as Qemu uses /dev/shm. If multiple VMs run at the same time you should adapt the size of /dev/shm accordingly.

Loggon to IPFire directly or via SSH, and change the following line in /etc/fstab.

filename = /etc/fstab

shm            /dev/shm     tmpfs    default        0     0


shm            /dev/shm     tmpfs    size=512m      0     0

After restarting the IPFire or remount the device the size of shared memory is raised up to 512 MB.

To remount the device type:

mount -o remount /dev/shm

Ensures that at least that much memory is available!

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Older Revisions • August 27 at 2:34 am • Jon