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SubjectRe: [RFC v7][PATCH 2/9] General infrastructure for checkpoint restart

Dave Hansen wrote:
> On Mon, 2008-10-27 at 07:03 -0400, Oren Laadan wrote:
>>> In our implementation, we simply refused to checkpoint setid
>> programs.
>>
>> True. And this works very well for HPC applications.
>>
>> However, it doesn't work so well for server applications, for
>> instance.
>>
>> Also, you could use file system snapshotting to ensure that the file
>> system view does not change, and still face the same issue.
>>
>> So I'm perfectly ok with deferring this discussion to a later time :)
>
> Oren, is this a good place to stick a process_deny_checkpoint()? Both
> so we refuse to checkpoint, and document this as something that has to
> be addressed later?

why refuse to checkpoint ?

if I'm root, and I want to checkpoint, and later restart, my sshd server
(assuming we support listening sockets) - then why not ?

we can just let it be, and have the restart fail (if it isn't root that
does the restart); perhaps add something like warn_checkpoint() (similar
to deny, but only warns) ?

Oren.




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