[Bioclusters] Re: SGE and checkpointing

Ron Chen bioclusters@bioinformatics.org
Mon, 20 May 2002 20:11:25 -0700 (PDT)

--- Hunter Matthews <thm@duke.edu> wrote:
> >> Blast on RH 7.2
> >
> >I've never tried this before, but this is what you
> >can do --
> >
> >1. patch the Linux kernel
> >This approach may be harder, but this will add
> check-
> >pointing support in the OS, that means you can
> check-
> >point all applications without recompiling.
> I had looked around a month or so ago, and it
> appeared that
> checkpointing was in a pretty unmaintained state.
> What do people recommend/use for checkpointing? 

The Linux kernel patch was submited to Linus serveral
months ago, but it is not really useful to most

You can try one of the libraries available from

What kind of applications do you want to checkpoint?
Any specific reasons to use the kernel checkpoint?


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