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SubjectRE: 2.4 and 2GB swap partition limit
On Mon, 30 Apr 2001, Torrey Hoffman wrote:

> In general, is there a safe way to replace executable files for
> programs that might be running while their on-disk images are
> replaced?

Yes. Perfectly safe:

mv /usr/bin/exeimage /usr/bin/exeimage.sav
cp /wherever/exeimage /usr/bin/exeimage

The executing task will continue to use the old image until it exits.
New tasks will use the new image. You can even replace `mv` and `cp`
this way. It is best to test new programs first, though, so you
know that it's linked with a runtime library that you have on your

Dick Johnson

Penguin : Linux version 2.4.1 on an i686 machine (799.53 BogoMips).

"Memory is like gasoline. You use it up when you are running. Of
course you get it all back when you reboot..."; Actual explanation
obtained from the Micro$oft help desk.

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