[Pkg-sysvinit-devel] Bug#694379: initscripts: Symlinking /dev/shm to /run/shm makes Oracle Database XE unable to start. Bind mount makes it work.

Jozsef Marton jmarton at users.sourceforge.net
Sat Jan 5 22:26:51 UTC 2013

On 2012-12-18 00:08, Roger Leigh wrote:
> A fixed version of sysvinit has now been uploaded.  Note that it's
> much simpler than the above patch.  All you need to do is add an
> entry for /dev/shm in /etc/fstab as documented in fstab(5), i.e.
> tmpfs     /dev/shm  tmpfs     nosuid,nodev,size=40%,mode=1777    0    0
> and it will all just work.  Note that /run/shm will then be linked
> to /dev/shm, so it won't preclude us switching the default to
> /run/shm down the line.

Thank you, Roger.

I've tested this. The result is that Oracle Database 11g XE works now 
happily over /dev/shm.


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