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    SubjectRe: Anybody out there? (ETXTBSY)
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    Followup to:  <yttzpcp9ic3.fsf@krilin.dc.fi.udc.es>
    By author: "Juan J. Quintela" <quintela@krilin.dc.fi.udc.es>
    In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
    >
    > Hi,
    >
    > From the man page of rename:
    >
    > int rename(const char *oldpath, const char *newpath);
    >
    > .....
    > If newpath already exists it will be atomically overwrit­
    > ^^^^^^^^
    > ten (subject to a few conditions - see ERRORS below), so
    > ^^^
    > that there is no point at which another process attempting
    > to access newpath will find it missing.
    >
    > You don't want to overwrite the existing libc.so or your running
    > binaries running against it will stop work in that moment.
    >
    > Cheers, Juan.
    >

    This is a man page bug; it doesn't actually overwrite (it unlinks the
    old file). I didn't realize rename() did this, but this is a Good
    Thing[TM].

    -hpa

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