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    SubjectRe: Anybody out there? (ETXTBSY)
    H. Peter Anvin writes the following:
    >Followup to: <>
    >By author: Richard Henderson <>
    >In newsgroup:
    >> ETXTBSY is explicitly not set on shared libraries. If you turn
    >> it on, it is impossible to upgrade
    >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.

    Indeed... If you attempt to upgrade by doing a "cat >
    /lib/", then all processes using are going to die horribly.
    Better hope that cat is statically linked, or else it's probably going to die
    (ironically as a result of its own actions) before having finished. Then you
    have a truncated, and the real fun begins.

    Alan Curry

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