Re: [RFC v7][PATCH 2/9] General infrastructure for checkpointrestart

From: Dave Hansen
Date: Tue Oct 21 2008 - 23:02:59 EST

On Tue, 2008-10-21 at 22:55 -0400, Daniel Jacobowitz wrote:
> I haven't been following - but why this whole container restriction?
> Checkpoint/restart of individual processes is very useful too.
> There are issues with e.g. IPC, but I'm not convinced they're
> substantially different than the issues already present for a
> container.

Containers provide isolation. Once you have isolation, you have a
discrete set of resources which you can checkpoint/restart.

Let's say you have a process you want to checkpoint. If it uses a
completely discrete IPC namespace, you *know* that nothing else depends
on those IPC ids. We don't even have to worry about who might have been
using them and when.

Also think about pids. Without containers, how can you guarantee a
restarted process that it can regain the same pid?

-- Dave

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