Upgrading a live server with rdist
cswiger at mac.com
Tue Jun 3 07:36:34 PDT 2003
Konrad Heuer wrote:
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> As far as I see there is little chance to do this without carefully
> restarting all processes, e.g. by shutting down into single user mode and
> returning to multi user mode.
It is advisable to switch into single-user mode when updating the system files,
> If you replace program files and shared libraries used by currently
> running processes, this will cause the corresponding processes to be
> aborted abnormally in case of page fault requiring a page-in from the
> program files or shared libraries.
Generally not; the system doesn't delete files that are in use even if you
overwrite those files: it hangs on to the inode and won't free the space until
nobody needs that file.
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