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esky is an implementation of job freezing (checkpoint/resume) for Unix processes. It can save the state of a running process to disk then later resume it from the point it left off, possibly on a different machine. esky currently works on a limited but non-trivial range of processes. esky can cope with programs that open or mmap() files, including opening shared libraries with dlopen(). esky is implemented entirely in userspace - no kernel patches or modules are required. It works under Linux 2.2 and Solaris 2.6 and is written to be independent of CPU type.

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  •  01 Nov 1999 08:18

    Release Notes: The 'configure' script which was omitted from version 0.1 is now included, some minor mistakes in the README have been fixed, and esky now has a (minimal) home page.

    •  06 Oct 1999 16:48

      Release Notes: This is the first release of esky.


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