Re: Security question: "Text file busy" overwriting executables but not shared libraries?

From: Aaron Lehmann (
Date: Sat Oct 13 2001 - 16:43:37 EST

On Sat, Oct 13, 2001 at 09:46:03PM +0200, Jamie Lokier wrote:
> There are applications (GCC comes to mind) which are using mmap() to
> read files now because it is measurably faster than read(), for
> sufficiently large source files.

But it does have the advantage of allowing the sharing of memory, does
it not?
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