Hi, On 17/05/09 16:35, Gene Heskett wrote: > Greetings all; > > What is /dev/shm? > > I've given up on rkhunter ever shutting up about the group and passwd files, > but fussing about this is new. > ---------------------- Start Rootkit Hunter Scan ---------------------- > Warning: Suspicious file types found in /dev: > /dev/shm/sem.ADBE_REL_root: data > /dev/shm/sem.ADBE_WritePrefs_root: data > /dev/shm/sem.ADBE_ReadPrefs_root: data > > And indeed, these files that I nuked friday are back: > [root coyote linux-2.6.30-rc6]# ls -l /dev/shm > total 24 > -r-------- 1 root root 67108904 2009-05-16 02:37 pulse-shm-3724332759 > -rw-rw-rw- 1 root root 16 2009-05-16 20:33 sem.ADBE_ReadPrefs_root > -rw-rw-rw- 1 root root 16 2009-05-16 20:33 sem.ADBE_REL_root > -rw-rw-rw- 1 root root 16 2009-05-16 20:33 sem.ADBE_WritePrefs_root > > Anything with 'pulse' in its name has been nuked by an 'rpm -e', and I > actually have working audio now, so can someone please explain this? A 67 > megabyte file in /dev for an shm device is for what purpose? > > I looked at it with mc's hex viewer, and the first 10 or so megabytes are all > $00. I got tired of standing on the page down key. > About /dev/shm - http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/what-is-devshm-and-its-practical-usage.html (btw, the first result in google). In a few words - it's better not to mess with it :) About the audio - It's not necessary for the player to use pulse. How do you test it?
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