[clug] Recompile running program

Joel Pearson pearj at writeme.com
Tue Mar 8 13:26:11 GMT 2005

Any idea which piece of junkcode it was?
I had a look through most of the junkcode and I couldn't find the one I was 


"Martin Pool" <mbp at sourcefrog.net> wrote in message 
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> 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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