Pulseaudio: /tmp/.SHMDpulse-shm-* File: How To Clean Up, Change The Size or Avoid File Creation. (Doc ID 1957372.1)

Last updated on JULY 29, 2016

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 11 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
When logging into Gnome desktop, gnome-volume-control-applet/pulseaudio create/use /tmp/.SHMDpulse-shm-* file
which is a shared memory object and the size is 64MB by default.

Usually the file is removed and re-created on user's next login. But due to some reason, the file could not be
deleted and remain in /tmp.

Goal

 This document explains how to delete /tmp/.SHMDpulse-shm-* file safely, how to change the size or how to prevent
the file creation.

Solution

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