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SubjectRe: how to restart userland?
On Nov-03 2003, Mon, 15:03 -0500 <> wrote:

> On Mon, 03 Nov 2003 20:39:40 +0100, Tomas Szepe <> said:
> > Would anyone know of a proven way to completely restart the userland
> > of a Linux system?
> This would be distinct from 'shutdown -r' how?

No reboot.

> Is there a reason you want to "completely" restart userland and *not*
> reboot (for instance, wanting to keep existing mounts, etc)?

Extensive userland upgrades (glibc is a nice example I guess), etc.

> A case could be made that for a "complete" restart, you need to trash
> those mounts too (if you're restarting to get a 'clean' setup, you want
> to actually be clean), and so forth.


Tomas Szepe <>
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