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doc: Mention what's in the chroot, and add a caveat about /dev/shm.

* doc/guix.texi (Setting Up the Daemon): Document the default content of
  the chroot, and the /dev/shm caveat.
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Ludovic Courtès 8 years ago
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@ -244,6 +244,17 @@ The @code{guix-daemon} program may then be run as @code{root} with:
# guix-daemon --build-users-group=guix-builder
@end example
@noindent
This way, the daemon starts build processes in a chroot, under one of
the @code{guix-builder} users. On GNU/Linux, by default, the chroot
environment contains nothing but the @code{/dev} and @code{/proc}
directories@footnote{On some systems @code{/dev/shm}, which supports
shared memory, is a symlink to another directory such as
@code{/run/shm}, that is @emph{not} is the chroot. When that is the
case, shared memory support is unavailable in the chroot environment.
The workaround is to make sure that @file{/dev/shm} is directly a
@code{tmpfs} mount point.}.
Guix may also be used in a single-user setup, with @command{guix-daemon}
running as an unprivileged user. However, to maximize non-interference
of build processes, the daemon still needs to perform certain operations

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