[RFC][PATCH 8/8] check files for checkpointability

Dave Hansen dave at linux.vnet.ibm.com
Mon Mar 2 09:58:26 PST 2009


On Mon, 2009-03-02 at 11:44 -0600, Serge E. Hallyn wrote:
> Which is what we actually do, right?
> 
> Actually we have userspace create the tasks first, and
> then each task calls sys_restart which does restore_files().

Quoting:

http://git.ncl.cs.columbia.edu/?p=linux-cr.git;a=commitdiff;h=3c1b1900f92ed12f5020a7b566065bffda2908d8;hp=7aec1a8f3345bb33c3f93226c895a45ec269bb59

> Restarting of multiple processes expects all restarting tasks to call
> sys_restart(). Once inside the system call, each task will restart
> itself at the same order that they were saved. The internals of the
> syscall will take care of in-kernel synchronization bewteen tasks.

I guess it is OK since everybody sleeps once they enter sys_restart()
until the container init decides it is ready to go.  

-- Dave



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