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Re: Virtio Drivers on Dragonfly

From: Pratyush <pratyush.kshirsagar@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 5 Oct 2010 18:45:41 +0000 (UTC)

Michael Neumann <mneumann <at> ntecs.de> writes:

> Am Dienstag, den 05.10.2010, 17:11 +0000 schrieb Pratyush:
> Another great application of vkernels could be for laptops. Imagine your
> laptop runs on DragonFly, and your host kernel is running a X11 display
> server, while all your X11 clients run inside the vkernel. This enables
> you to checkpoint the vkernel, shut down the laptop, and to later
> restore where you left off (assuming X11 doesn't keep state on the
> X11-server).
> I also think that vkernel checkpointing is a great feature for virtual
> hosting. Especially combined with swapcache, one could run a huge number
> of vkernels on a single machine, giving each enough main memory, backed
> by a SSD. Whether it performs well is another question :)
> Regards,
>   Michael

Cool, the ideas you have stated will help in long run. I too was 
thinking sameabout live migration but the one using X11 on a vkernel 
will give us a new direction :)


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