I'd also be interested in those patches and that code - something like an "xm checkpoint" would be great, which sounds like what you're suggesting or going for in your code there.
From: Mike Sun <msun@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: Fabian Flägel <fabigant@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Nick Couchman <Nick.Couchman@xxxxxxxxx>, XEN Mailing List <xen-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, xen-research@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [Xen-users] xm save -c
Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2008 12:22:38 -0500
We're still working to finish the paper first, but I'll certainly
cleanup and provide the prototype code after we're done.
On Fri, Nov 14, 2008 at 4:42 AM, Fabian Flägel <fabigant@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi Mike,
> i'd like to see your code. :)
> 2008/11/14 Mike Sun <msun@xxxxxxxxxx>
>> Hi Nick,
>> > I was wondering if anyone knows of a way to "checkpoint" without pausing
>> > the
>> > domain? I can't do something like an hourly checkpoint if the domain
>> > pauses
>> > every hour - the users on the domUs would kill me. Is "seamless
>> > checkpointing" something that's being developed, something that can be
>> > done
>> > another way, or something I should just give up on now?
>> I've been working on something for my research that probably addresses
>> what you're looking for: low latency/downtime checkpointing. There
>> are two ways I know this can be done.
>> You can modify the live-migration mechanism in Xen to save a
>> checkpoint instead of migrating to another host. I don't know why
>> this hasn't been provided in the xm save tool, but it's a pretty
>> simple hack to get working since the xm migrate and xm save codebase
>> is basically the same. If you're interested, I can send patches to
>> allow you to do that. Then basically on a checkpoint, pre-copying
>> would be used to cut the actual time the domU has to be paused.
>> The other way that I've implemented for my research project is to use
>> copy-on-write. I've implemented a prototype and in the middle of
>> writing paper for publication. It's not suited for production use,
>> but I'd be glad to contribute the code if there's interest.
>> Xen-users mailing list
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