Re: [PATCH 18/38] C/R: core stuff

From: Serge E. Hallyn
Date: Tue May 26 2009 - 19:39:38 EST

Quoting Alexey Dobriyan (adobriyan@xxxxxxxxx):
> And since you guys showed that just idea of in-kernel checkpointing is not
> rejected outright, it doesn't mean that you can drag every single idea too.

Can you rephrase here? I have no idea what you mean by 'drag every single

> Because history shows, that once something (especially user-visible,
> like restart syscall semantics) is in kernel it's nearly impossible
> to cut it out, so it's very-very important to get it right from the very
> beginning.

Absolutely agree (at least in terms of the API for sys_restart() and
sys_checkpoint(), not for inane other stuff like whether there is a
CKPT_OBJ_RESTART_BLOCK). That is why 6 months ago we were trying to
get to an agreement with Andrey Mirkin about a precise API that would
definately suit both approaches (in-kernel and userspace task recreation
at sys_restart). That way the basics could go upstream and the rest
could get settled later as we see the fallout from either decision.

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