[PATCH 00/80] Kernel based checkpoint/restart [v18]

Ingo Molnar mingo at elte.hu
Sat Sep 26 07:56:06 PDT 2009

* Dan Smith <danms at us.ibm.com> wrote:

> >> Q: What additional work needs to be done to it?  A: Fill in the
> >> gory details following the examples so far. Current WIP includes
> >> inet sockets, event-poll, and early work on inotify, mount
> >> namespace and mount-points, pseudo file systems
> AM> Will this new code muck up the kernel, or will it be clean?
> I have (and have previously posted) prototype code to do c/r of open 
> sockets, ignoring some things like updating timers and such.  It looks 
> rather similar to the existing UNIX bits, and is even easier in some 
> ways.
> One particular use case is only migrating listening sockets and 
> allowing the connected ones to be reset upon restart.  That enables a 
> bunch of things like apache, postfix, vncserver, and even sshd.  I 
> will pull the listen-only bits out of my current patch, scrape off a 
> little bitrot, and post them in a few days.

That looks useful. (Btw., the other four questions Andrew asked look 
relevant too.)


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