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CONFIG_TMPFS: Virtual memory file system support (former shm fs)

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The Linux kernel configuration item CONFIG_TMPFS has multiple definitions:

Tmpfs virtual memory file system support (former shm fs) found in fs/Kconfig

The configuration item CONFIG_TMPFS:

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Tmpfs is a file system which keeps all files in virtual memory.

Everything in tmpfs is temporary in the sense that no files will be created on your hard drive. The files live in memory and swap space. If you unmount a tmpfs instance, everything stored therein is lost.

See Documentation/filesystems/tmpfs.txt for details.

Virtual memory file system support (former shm fs) found in fs/Kconfig

The configuration item CONFIG_TMPFS:

Help text

Tmpfs is a file system which keeps all files in virtual memory.

Everything in tmpfs is temporary in the sense that no files will be created on your hard drive. The files live in memory and swap space. If you unmount a tmpfs instance, everything stored therein is lost.

See Documentation/filesystems/tmpfs.txt for details.

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