Subject: Re: a.out dynamic libraries
To: Curt Sampson <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 05/26/1998 11:30:54
The sticky bit on an ordinary file has a sunos/solaris meaning we
might not want to be incompatible with...

Curt Sampson writes:
> On Mon, 25 May 1998, Todd Vierling wrote:
> > I have one better:  use the sticky bit, which currently means nothing on
> > plain files (contrary to what the sticky manpage attempts to say).
> I think you may be thinking that the sticky manpage is attempting
> to say something it isn't. It says
>      An executable shareable file whose sticky bit is set will not
>      be immediately discarded from swap space after execution.
> It simply neglects to mention that the `swap space' for an executable
> sharable file is the file itself on disk. That sort of implies that
> files without the sticky bit set get the same behaviour, of course, but
> the manual page doesn't contradict that at all. :-)
> cjs
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