[Devel] Re: [PATCH 0/9] OpenVZ kernel based checkpointing/restart

Dave Hansen dave at linux.vnet.ibm.com
Thu Sep 4 15:55:26 PDT 2008

On Wed, 2008-09-03 at 17:59 +0400, Andrey Mirkin wrote:
> > The first issues I see with this direction are some EXPORT_SYMBOL() that
> > would be useless without a module.
> Checkpoint/restart functionality is implemented as a kernel module to provide 
> more flexibility during development process - you can easily unload module, 
> fix what you need and load module again, you do not need to reboot you server 
> in this case. We have discussed this question during Container's mini summit 
> on OLS-2008 and we have found out that it will be convenient to have such an 
> ability.

It would probably be best to separate out the bits that are needed to
make this feature build as a module.  Since, as you say, this is only
useful during development, we'll have to rip these bits out eventually
to get it merged.  Might as well do that from the start.  

-- Dave

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