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From sameer <sam...@c2.net>
Subject Re: Novel way to kill Apache
Date Thu, 06 Feb 1997 20:04:39 GMT
	FreeBSD doesn't allow writing to the file if it is
running. 'Text file busy.' mv httpd httpd-bak seems reasonable though.

> > If you build a program under Irix while it is running, it changes the code
> > of the running program, usually resulting in a crash! This comes as a big
> > surprise to me, since a) no other system I use does it, and b) its clearly
> > trivial to avoid. However, my contacts at SGI insist that this is expected
> > and in no way a bug. So, I wonder two things: does any other Unix do this
> > (they claim they do)? And should we have a note somewhere about it, or even
> > change the Makefile to do something like "mv httpd httpd-" (or "rm httpd")
> > before linking? 
> 
> SCO Xenix did this from what I recall.  So did QNX on the boxes I worked on
> back in the 80's.  I bet early versions of SCO Unix does it as well.
> 
> -Rasmus
> 


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