Subject: Re: FS clean bit, is it reliable?
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: 51482) <email@example.com (Raymond A. Wiker>
Date: 11/04/1995 16:49:53
> If the kernel were to keep track of something happening to init (perhaps
> a "halt" should cause init to simply exit with status of 0?), once init
> were to exit normally the kernel could then do the cleanup of that par-
> ticular inode and do a few minor consistency checks before giving up the
> ghost and going back to the monitor or the "Press any key to reboot..."
How about simply changing the semantics of install so that,
when it copies a file, it first unlinks the existing file? I have been
bitten a few times when installing software over a version that is in
use (SunOS, if that matters).