Antw: Anybody done this
Mon Apr 5 11:58:26 CEST 2004
> >> I'd like to say erlang:suspend(File) which would suspend Erlang
> >> dumping the state into a file and later say erlang:resume(File) which
> >> would re-start the suspended Erlang from *exactly* the state it was in.
> > That does not eaxctly answer Joe's question but I can't resist pointing
> > out that in the olden days APLers used to do that all the time. I don't know
> > whether it was a "maintenance nightmare" but from a user point of view
> > it worked very well.
> This is still done with e.g. Squeak Smalltalk.
> If you had a pair of programs:
> save-to-internet <filename>
> load-from-internet <filename>
> based on some fancy peer to peer thingy then it might be really cool
> to use with VMware, Squeak, etc.
I wonder how practical it is with today's environments: a complete system dump
should contain the whole file systems, and that means in the best case some
2-3GB. In the worst, 40-80GB...
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