[erlang-questions] "actor database" - architectural strategy question

Miles Fidelman <>
Tue Feb 18 20:17:19 CET 2014

Fred Hebert wrote:
> On 02/18, Miles Fidelman wrote:
>> Fred: Are you suggesting that application state has to be preserved when
>> hibernating a process today?  I may be missing something, but I thought the
>> point of hibernation was to reduce process footprint transparently.
> No, I'm saying that as you hibernate a process that remains alive, it
> can keep using all these resources and have them allocated. Dump it to
> disk, deallocate everything in the VM, and then try to reload it, and
> this implicit state tracking that you had being done by the VM is no
> longer valid.
Ok.... just wanted to be clear we're on the same page.



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