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Re: Firefox won't start, fresh build and installation ("Thomas Mueller") writes:

>I fixed /etc/fstab for the /tmpfs /var/shm line , and, without rebooting, did
>mount_tmpfs tmpfs /var/shm .

>That enabled Firefox to start but leaves me curious how Seamonkey could run without this fix.

There are multiple shared memory interfaces. Posix (shm_open), SysV
(shmget) and BSD (mmap).

Firefox uses Posix.
Seamonkey uses SysV.

Our Posix shared memory implementation uses /var/shm.

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