[ILUG] suspending programs.
John P. Looney
john at antefacto.com
Tue May 29 12:23:10 IST 2001
On Tue, May 29, 2001 at 12:06:47PM +0100, Gavin McCullagh mentioned:
> Supposing you need to reboot a machine, but have a process running
> which must not stop.
> Is there any way anyone knows of to suspend a process, reboot and
> bring it back up again in the same state it was before??
Nope. The program has to be able to save it's state to disk on getting a
ctrl-C or the like.
There was talk of doing something like this (Sun tryed with Solaris 2.6,
but failed to do it properly) - but nothing has ever really been
implemented, to my knowledge.
When I say 'free', I mean 'free': free from bond, of chain or command:
to go where you will, even to Mordor, Saruman, if you desire. "
-- Gandalf, paraphrasing the choice between Free and Non-free software
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