Subject: Re: Volunteers to test some kernel code...
To: Brett Lymn <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 06/22/1999 20:20:31
On Wed, 23 Jun 1999 12:38:01 +0930 (CST) (Brett Lymn) wrote:

 > Maybe it's a perception problem on my part but when I was running
 > SYSVile I would quite often get bitten by ETXTBSY when I forgot to
 > quit gdb before doing a make.  The linker would always fail with
 > ETXTBSY, I would roll my eyes, quit gdb and redo the make.  This does
 > not happen to me with NetBSD, according to me it should.  No?

If our linker unlink(2)'s the file before emitting the output, this
is obviously not an issue.

install(1) also unlink(2)'s the target file, too, for this reason.

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>