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SubjectRe: Swap
> This is 'nice' for the server, it doesn't have the overhead of maintaining
> a file-system state. That's why servers are supposed to be read-only.
> However, somebody has got to write the stuff to the file-system that's
> going to (eventually) be read-only. Beware when such access occurs.

But NFS still allows atomic rename() right? Isn't it considered essential to
write the new executable or library under a different name, and then
atomically rename() over the old one? If you write() directly into the
executable, you will get what you deserve...


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