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SubjectRe: Linux Checkpoint-Restart - v19
On Mon, 22 Feb 2010 18:17:00 -0500
Oren Laadan <> wrote:

> Hi Andrew,
> We've put a stake in the ground for our next set of checkpoint/restart
> patches, v19. It has some great new stuff, and we put extra effort to
> address your concerns. We would like to have the code included in -mm
> for wider feedback and testing.
> This one is able to checkpoint/restart screen and vnc sessions, and
> live-migrate network servers between hosts. It also adds support for
> x86-64 (in addition to x86-32, s390x and powerpc). It is rebased to
> kernel 2.6.33-rc8.
> Since one of your main concerns was about what is not yet implemented
> and how complicated or ugly it will be to support that, we've put up
> a wiki page to address that. In it there is a simple table that lists
> what is not implemented and the anticipated solution impact, and for
> some entries a link to more details.
> The page is here:

Does "Refuses to Checkpoint" mean that an attempt to checkpoint will
fail, return the failure to userspace and the system continues as

> We want to stress that the patchset is already very useful as-is. We
> will keep working to implement more features cleanly. Some features we
> are working on include network namespaces and device configurations,
> mounts and mounts namespaces, and file locks. Should a complicated
> feature prove hard to implement, users have alternatives systems like
> kvm, until we manage to come up with a clean solution.
> We believe that maintenance is best addressed through testing. We now
> have a comprehensive test-suite to automatically find regressions.
> In addition, we ran LTP and the results are the same with CHECKPOINT=n
> and =y.
> If desired we'll send the whole patchset to lkml, but the git trees
> can be seen at:
> kernel:;a=summary
> user tools:;a=summary
> tests suite:;a=summary

I'd suggest waiting until very shortly after 2.6.34-rc1 then please
send all the patches onto the list and let's get to work.

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