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Libckpt -- A Portable Checkpointer for Unix
James S, Plank, University of Tennessee.
Micah Beck, University of Tennessee.
Gerry Kingsley, University of Tennessee.
Kai Li, Princeton University.
Libckpt is a portable checkpointing tool for Unix. It provides a
mechanism for enabling fault-tolerance for long-running programs.
Libckpt implements most optimizations that have been proposed to
improve the performance of checkpointing. Additionally, it implements
``user-directed'' checkpointing, a new optimization unique to Libckpt.
This software (actually the most recent revision called "clubs"), is
If you try to use libckpt
Please drop me a line and let me know how it goes. I'd especially
be interested in success stories -- i.e. if libckpt has benefitted
your work. However, if you rejected libckpt for some reason,
please let me know as well. Please send mail to
``Libckpt: Transparent Checkpointing
Conference Proceedings, Usenix Winter 1995 Technical Conference,
New Orleans, LA, January, 1995.