Re: behavior of overwriting running executables?

Barry Lagerweij (
Thu, 16 May 1996 01:01:05 +0200 (MET DST)

On Wed, 15 May 1996, Marty Leisner wrote:

> If I write to a running program, I get "text file busy".
> 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.


SGI's Irix allows the program to be overwritten, but causes the running
program to core-dump !