EPCKPT is a checkpoint/restart utility built into the Linux kernel. Checkpointing is the ability to save an image of the state of a process (or group of processes) at a certain point during its lifetime. Checkpoints are important to a wide range of applications. The most common uses for checkpointing are:
EPCKPT is part of the Nomad
distributed operating system developed at the
COPPE Systems Engineering
Department of the Federal
University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) in Brazil.
Epckpt is under development. Currently it is restricted
to the Intel x86 platform running Linux. The available
Linux versions are:
Linux 2.4 series
Before downloading, please read the License
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Epckpt is capable of checkpointing:
Epckpt's main features are:
EPCKPT is being tested. It is provided as-is and neither the
author nor his institution will be liable for anything that
might happen after its installation.
EPCKPT is Copyrighted by Eduardo Pinheiro and is distributed under the GNU Copyleft license version 2 or later.
Please send modifications, bug reports and comments to email@example.com.
Eduardo Pinheiro (firstname.lastname@example.org)- Full-time PhD. student.
So far, there is not much documentation available. Since EPCKPT is
only part of a much more complex project (the
Nomad distributed operating
system), there will not be a huge effort to document it thoroughly.
But, some time ago, I wrote a draft of an internal report about EPCKPT.
It might help a little bit.
For installation please download the patches and read the README file.
For further information contact the author.
Known People and Projects using EPCKPT
These are currently known people and their projects using EPCKPT as a tool.
If you have your own project that uses EPCKPT and wishes to be listed here
let me know. Conversely, if you or your project are
listed here and it shouldn't or you don't want it to be here, also
let me know.