Strange panic with today's kernel

Simon 'corecode' Schubert corecode at
Thu Jan 8 05:03:49 PST 2004

On 08.01.2004, at 09:19, Matthew Dillon wrote:
:I just rebuilt and installed a new world.  The following completed 
:installkernel + reboot to that kernel in single user
:Upon exiting single user and logging in over ssh (which runs 
calendar) I
:received the following:
:Message from syslogd at mars at Wed Jan  7 22:38:24 2004 ...
:mars Jan init: fatal signal: Segmentation fault

    If you didn't reboot after calling installworld I can tell you what
    the issue is... it's simple:  init crashed because you ripped the
    binary out from under it and replaced it with a new binary.  The
    old already-running init tried to page something in and BANG!
shouldn't something in the kernel prevent such things to happen?
Something like "text file busy" when writing to the file or such...
besides, I thought install creates a tmp file and renames that to the 
destination. Then init should still exist on disk, until last reference 
is closed?

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