[tor-relays] Updating relay using killall -hup command

Andreas Krey a.krey at gmx.de
Thu Jul 19 07:00:30 UTC 2018

On Wed, 18 Jul 2018 15:01:36 +0000, Matt Traudt wrote:
> No. You have to restart the process, thus the relay. (Can you update any
> other program without restarting it entirely?

Wasn't exactly a feature but under SunOS/Solaris when you ran a program
from an NFS mount, and recompiled it, the compiler would write into the
existing file, and that would change the actual code mapping the program
ran on (in its process).

Needless to say, in most cases of nontrivial changes this just lead
to the program crashing.

- Andreas

"Totally trivial. Famous last words."
From: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@*.org>
Date: Fri, 22 Jan 2010 07:29:21 -0800

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