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SubjectRe: [PATCH] CPU hot swap for 2.4.3 + s390 support
On Sun, May 06, 2001 at 10:06:42AM -0700, Ben Ford wrote:
> Dwayne C. Litzenberger wrote:
>
> >Hey, this is cool.
> >
> >How far away is the capability to "teleport" processes from one machine to
> >another over the network? Think of the uptime!
> >
>
> It is here. Look at Mosix.

No. Not for uptime.

The "responsibility" for process completion does not get delegated. A process
will always be bound to it's home-node (in mosix terms), no matter how far
it's "teleported". If the home-node fails, the process won't know what hit
it.

There are good reasons why mosix let's processes depend on their home nodes.

This is not meant as backstabbing mosix, it's a great environment for a lot
of things.

But it's not the universal silver bullet.

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