freezing system state

Tim Carlson tim at
Thu Sep 14 14:12:14 EDT 2000

On Thu, 14 Sep 2000, Mike Davis wrote:

> Is there any OS that can store the state on the H/d? I would've thought this would be incredibly 
> difficult, as you'd have to store everything including CPU registers, peripheral state, PCI/AGP/ISA 
> processor state (??) etc and then do a memory dump (writing to disk, thus altering the system state)... 
> sounds like something the hardware would have to do...

Solaris 7 does this quite nicely. We use this feature during long power


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