Saturday, December 16, 2017

[bvwzitud] Automatic checkpointing via core dumps

Do core dumps, perhaps preceded with SIGSTOP, offer an easy way to checkpoint long running programs, for restarting in the event of a system crash?  Otherwise, you have to write your own code to serialize your program's state, dump it, and load it.

Having the operating system automatically compress core dumps would be useful.

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