James S. Plank
Phd Dissertation, Princeton University, June, 1993.
Checkpointing is important as a general means of software fault-tolerance. It is also the backbone of certain program control utilities, such as job-swapping, process migration, and playback debugging. We employ several techniques to minimize the invasiveness of the checkpointer on the target program. Such techniques are main memory checkpointing, copy-on-write, buffering, compression, and the elimination of bottlenecks and extra control messages.
The major result of this dissertation is that we can implement efficient checkpointing on MIMD architectures, thereby enhancing the usability of such machines.
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