Re: behavior of overwriting running executables?

Alan Cox (
Thu, 16 May 1996 10:12:54 +0100 (BST)

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

Does this apply to overwriting setuid programs (say with correct code so it
doesnt core dump ?). Thats one of the side issues of not locking processes
you are paging off.