[clug] Recompile running program

Martin Pool mbp at sourcefrog.net
Tue Mar 8 11:54:31 GMT 2005

Joel Pearson wrote:
> Hey,
> I was wondering if anyone remembers a talk at Linux conf 2004, where the 
> speaker recompiled a running program and told the program to load the new 
> code, and not drop any of the connections to it.
>>From memory the speaker had a chess server and he was able to make some 
> changes to the chess server, recompile it and tell the running process to 
> reload itself.  And somehow managing to not drop any of the connections 
> (users) to the chess server.
> I think the talk *may* have been the "A tour of my junkcode directory" talk 
> by Tridge, but I couldn't find any of the details of this talk.

Yes i think it was.

> It doesn't really matter if I don't find which talk it was.  A link to a 
> howto/article/whatever that talks about how to recompile running processes 
> is all I'm really looking for.

junkcode.samba.org I think.


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