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Author Jianwei Liao ♦ Ishikawa, Y.
Source IEEE Xplore Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2010
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Buffer storage ♦ Nonvolatile memory ♦ Concurrent computing ♦ Checkpointing ♦ Kernel ♦ Linux ♦ Benchmark testing ♦ reduced downtime ♦ concurrent checkpoint ♦ real-time and interactive processes
Abstract This paper presents a new concurrent checkpoint mechanism that allows the checkpointed process to run without stopping while checkpoints are set. The checkpointed process can keep running until a memory access request is captured by tracing TLB misses while dumping memory pages (the most time-consuming step when setting a checkpoint). At that time, the checkpointer in the kernel will copy the memory access target page to the designated memory buffer for constructing a consistent state of the checkpointed process, and then resume the memory access. From the experimental results, in contrast to non-concurrent checkpoint techniques, this mechanism can reduce the downtime time of the checkpointed process by 47.4% - 89.8% to ensure concurrency between setting a checkpoint and execution of the checkpointed process. In addition, compared with a traditional concurrent checkpoint system, this mechanism saves more than 2.2% of the checkpoint time and decreases the downtime of the checkpointed process by more than 10%.
ISBN 9781424475124
ISSN 07303157
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research ♦ Reading
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2010-07-19
Publisher Place Korea (South)
Rights Holder Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE)
e-ISBN 9781424475131
Size (in Bytes) 383.43 kB
Page Count 6
Starting Page 47
Ending Page 52


Source: IEEE Xplore Digital Library