Fw: OFFTOPIC: kernel "swap" and SMP

Mark Harburn (marcus@xcalibre.co.uk)
Mon, 29 Mar 1999 09:12:48 +0100

Pardon my ignorance. I was wondering if it was possible to do a kernel

I.E. on a SMP machine split it off into a virtual machine like that
that was on freshmeat recently, it continues running, the other processor
handles the compile of the kernel, and then the kernels communicate all the
scheduling/processing/ram etc and "swap" to the new kernel. Keeping the
uptime and continuing to stay up. I heard of something like this on SGI
I may be wrong. It's probably far more complex to pull of than what I put
here... just wondering if it was possible. If it was possible on a single
processor machine even better....

something to discuss anyway.
Mark Harburn.

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