If you had enough money, and were inclined enough, one could setup the
- 2 Boxes, Running MOSIX (similar processors).
a. Start processes on Box 1.
b. Migrate processes to Box 2.
If the need to upgrade the kernel arises, you can migrate the processes
back to Box 1. Upgrade the kenrel on Box 2, recompile MOSIX.
If the first two digits of the MOSIX version are the same, you can migrate
the processes back to Box 2 (now running the latest kernel).
The stubs inplace for your process will run local kernel functions that
are not specifically host dependant, thus taking advantage of the newer
kernel features, and possibly newer hardware on Box 2, at an application
Obviously, Box 1 could be smaller and less expensive.
Take note that if Box 1 were to fail, you process would die, since the
kernel stubs need to be in place on the original machine.
There are many cons to this system, but I will not ruin the decidely
happy mood of this linux-future-istic conversation ;)
Carlos O'Donell Jr.
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