Re: New ELF packages available
> > I don't understand your objection. The kernel already does this for
> > a.out binaries and libraries and the ELF dynamic linker. How else do
> > you propose to prevent binaries/libraries which are in use from being
> > opened for writing?
> Why is it necessary to prevent that ?
I suppose for the same reasons some other systems prevent it -- it's
dangerous to the running process.
> What is stopping me from mapping utmp (for example) with
> MAP_DENYWRITE ?
> ... nothing, I just tried it, and getty, login &c didn't leave a
> record of me in utmp.
> OK, this is going to linux-kernel and linux-alert.
Which is where I think this belongs.
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