The Linux Application Checkpoint-Restart Project (Linux-CR) aims to get core functionality into the upstream Linux kernel to checkpoint, restart, and migrate applications and Linux Containers.
The Linux-CR project is applying to the 2010 Google Summer of code (GoSC) as a mentoring organization.
- Oren Laadan
- Serge Hallyn
We can be found on the containers mailing list or on #lxcontainers on irc.freenode.net.
- TPM Exploitation
* Seal checkpoint images and verify at restart * Skill level: high * Some background in cryptographic protocols
- Supporting checkpoint/restart FUSE filesystems
* Skill level: high * implement checkpoint() and collect() fuse_operations
- better diagnostics tools (improve ckptinfo to give more info, to give stats about objects and the entire image), and also add a visualization tool
* Skill level: medium
- userspace image mangling tools - that allow to change something in the image in a robust way
* e.g. change an open file to another file * Skill level: medium
- filesystem checkpointing/migration
* implement support in userspace tools * support rsync, tar, btrfs snapshots * skill level: medium
- userspace conversion tools
* rather than have kernel handle image translation, it was decided images should be converted in userspace before restart * this could apply for: * different checkpoint image versions * different kernel versions * different kernel configurations * this task will consist of * deciding limits on what is supported * modifying checkpoint image format as needed (i.e. no config info at present) * starting an implementation
* Your Name: * Email Address: * State/Country or Time Zone. * IRC nick: * Background: * Education * Previous open source participation * Virtualization experience * Which project are you interested in? (If you have your own idea related to checkpoint/restart you can list that too) * Is there a specific reason for choosing the project you did? (i.e. crypto interest for TPM) * If you didn't get paid, what if any coding project would you choose to do?