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SubjectRe: Anybody out there? (ETXTBSY)
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Followup to:  <19980827023536.C9225@dot.cygnus.com>
By author: Richard Henderson <rth@cygnus.com>
In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
>
> On Wed, Aug 26, 1998 at 02:26:28PM -0500, pacman wrote:
> > Is nobody interested on getting ETXTBSY to work for shared libs? Come on,
> > take a break from the EFAULT wars and walk down the street to 26 Errno Lane
> > and tell me what you think.
>
> ETXTBSY is explicitly not set on shared libraries. If you turn
> it on, it is impossible to upgrade libc.so.
>

That shouldn't be; it just means it has to be unlinked before it can
be replaced (if you're doing it by hand, mv -f). It has to, anyway,
to avoid catastrophic failure of running programs.

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