[Openmcl-devel] forking to dump?

Tobias C. Rittweiler tcr at freebits.de
Thu Jul 10 06:16:37 UTC 2008

Gary Byers <gb at clozure.com> writes:

> SAVE-APPLICATION basically does want to run in an environment where
> it's sure that no other threads are running (and __modifying the heap__
> while it's trying to write a consistent snapshot to disk.)  ...
> When this works, the parent (OS) process and all of its threads
> should be unaffected ...

But if S-A modifies the heap of the child, doesn't it also modify the
heap of the parent, possibly corrupting it?


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