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    SubjectRe: "partial" container checkpoint
    On Tue, 2009-04-14 at 09:37 -0700, Dave Hansen wrote:
    > On Tue, 2009-04-14 at 10:29 -0500, Serge E. Hallyn wrote:
    > > I think the perceived need for it comes, as above, from the pure
    > > checkpoint-a-whole-container-only view. So long as you will
    > > checkpoint/restore a whole container, then you'll end up doing
    > > something requiring privilege anyway. But that is not all of
    > > the use cases.
    > Yeah, there are certainly a lot of shades of gray here. I've been
    > talking to some HPC guys in the last couple of days. They certainly
    > have a need for checkpoint/restart, but much less of a need for doing
    > entire containers.

    We'd be uncomfortable running partial checkpoints. We'd much rather have
    slurm spawn off a container and just checkpoint that. Who knows what
    users code spawns off other processes...


    > It also occurs to me that we have the potential to pull some
    > long-out-of-tree users back in. VMADump users, for instance:
    > If we could do *just* a selective checkpoint of a single process's VMAs,
    > the bproc users could probably use sys_checkpoint() in some way. That's
    > *way* less than an entire container, but it would be really useful to
    > some people.
    > -- Dave
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