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

Dan Smith danms at us.ibm.com
Wed Sep 30 11:28:36 PDT 2009

DL> Yep, I agree. But you didn't answer the question, what are the
DL> network resources you plan to checkpoint / restart ?  eg. you let
DL> the container to setup your network, will you restore netdev
DL> statistics ? the mac address ? ipv4 ? ipv6 ?

Yes, Yes, Yes, and Yes.  I'm making the assumption that the common
case will be with a veth device in the container and that all of the
aforementioned attributes should be copied over.  In the future case
where we could potentially have a real device in the container, it
probably doesn't make sense to copy the mac address.

DL> Is it possible to do a detailed list of network resources you plan
DL> to CR with the different items you will address from userspace and
DL> kernel space ?

I'm sure it's possible, but no, I haven't planned out everything for
the next year.  If you have strong feelings about what should be done
in user and kernel space, feel free to share :)

DL> Argh ! I was hoping there was something else than the source code

The header file makes it pretty clear what is going on, but maybe the
Documentation/checkpoint/readme.txt will help.  Putting all the
details in such a documentation file would be rather silly at the
moment, given that new things are being added at a rapid rate and it
would duplicate the only description that matters, which is the
header file.

Dan Smith
IBM Linux Technology Center
email: danms at us.ibm.com

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