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Re: [OFFTOPIC] Runtime Patching for code
Well, first of all there are restrictions on the kind of PATCH that you like
to put in.
Since you are using Vxworks, well, although u can , i repeat you can( i
know many of my friends will readily jump to conclude that they cant) do
runtime patching for code and if you are not using a single ".x" for example
to execute , you can dynamically load the new .o by connecting to the target
and create a new task(forking in Unix jargon) and delete the old one(kill of
Unix jargon) is no static variables/structures are involved.
But of course, this is an independent process.
I dont know whether i was able to explain the thoughts.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, March 08, 2001 3:20 AM
Subject: [linux-delhi] [OFFTOPIC] Runtime Patching for code
> Does anyone have any idea how I can go about applying a patch to a running
> application without needing to restart the app ?
> I need this to aply bug-fixes to my program but I cannot restart the
> the application.
> Platform : VxWorks , C
> thanks and regards
> P.S : Though I have mentioned off-topic , I guess the query is more
> than the junk being posted on this list lately.
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