[RFC][PATCH 0/4] kernel-based checkpoint restart

Arnd Bergmann arnd at arndb.de
Fri Aug 8 02:25:12 PDT 2008

On Friday 08 August 2008, Dave Hansen wrote:
> These patches are from Oren Laaden.  I've refactored them
> a bit to make them a wee bit more reviewable.  I think this
> separates out the per-arch bits pretty well.  It should also
> be at least build-bisetable.

Cool stuff

> ============================== ckpt.c ================================
> #define _GNU_SOURCE        /* or _BSD_SOURCE or _SVID_SOURCE */
> #include <stdio.h>
> #include <stdlib.h>
> #include <errno.h>
> #include <fcntl.h>
> #include <unistd.h>
> #include <asm/unistd_32.h>
> #include <sys/syscall.h>

Note that asm/unistd_32.h is not portable, you should use asm/unistd.h
in the example.

>         pid_t pid = getpid();
>         int ret;
>         ret = syscall(__NR_checkpoint, pid, STDOUT_FILENO, 0);

Interface-wise, I would consider checkpointing yourself signficantly
different from checkpointing some other thread. If checkpointing
yourself is the common case, it probably makes sense to allow passing
of pid=0 for this.

	Arnd <><

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