Good Idea / Bad Idea - /dev/shm with nosuid, nodev, and noexec

Nicholas Leippe nick at
Fri Jul 27 23:53:40 MDT 2012

On Fri, Jul 27, 2012 at 5:38 PM, Joshua Marsh <joshua at> wrote:
> On a side note, if you are into performance, you can put commonly used
> things in there to improve speed. I've heard of people putting
> chrome/firefox profiles in there or even commonly used config/data files.
> Be warned though that you have to copy them back in each time you reboot
> because it's not persistent.

You could do a sw raid1 with your /dev/shm and another persistent
storage block using the --write-mostly flag when you create it--then
you don't have to worry about backing it up--you get that for free.

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