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    SubjectRe: behavior of overwriting running executables?
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    > > I think sunos seamlessly moves the executable to an unnamed inode, leaving a reference to
    > > it while its running, then transparently does an unlink when its done.
    > >

    I'm wrong...

    > > Opinions/comments?
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    > while its running, then transparently does an unlink when its done.
    >
    > ... but you cannot write to the program file before you do the remove/unlink.
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    > I think ld should do an unlink before it trys to write to the output file.
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    Good idea...should be easy to produce a patch to ld...

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    marty
    leisner@sdsp.mc.xerox.com
    Member of the League for Programming Freedom




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