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Re: When are security updates effective?

On Thu, 31 Aug 2006, Sam Morris wrote:
> > You can check with 
> > 
> > # lsof +L1
> > 
> > It will show you open Files that have been
> > unlinked. If any of those are part of the upgraded
> > packages, you restart that process.
> Note that this has been broken since at most Linux 2.6.8. Relying on it
> may cause you to not notice that some processes need to be restarted after
> upgrading a package containing a shared library.
> <http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=264985>

Indeed. lsof +L1 is currently useless for detecting unlinked libraries. 

I've been using lsof | grep "path inode" to detect them for a while now.
Still, I hope the older, saner lsof +L1 behaviour can be restored soon...

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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