CFV: New Project: CRaC

Joseph D. Darcy joe.darcy at
Mon Aug 9 20:02:09 UTC 2021

On 8/6/2021 4:05 AM, Alan Bateman wrote:
> On 05/08/2021 16:21, Volker Simonis wrote:
>> :
>> I totally agree, but is aren't this good arguments for having a
>> project to investigate all these questions?
>> Establishing this project doesn't mean that we will deliver something
>> within the next month but rather that we'll have a common
>> infrastructure for experimenting and a central place for discussions.
>> Obviously, the larger the set of contributors will grow, the better
>> for the project. Needless to say that everybody is highly welcome to
>> share his experience and thoughts.
> It would be good to try to expand the set of contributors as this 
> project as it is likely that it will require prototyping invasive 
> changes to many areas of the libraries.  It may be that the 
> worse-is-better direction in Anton's mails is where it ends up but I 
> do expect that it will have to deal with several issues around 
> security and at least some API/spec changes to allow for behavior 
> after restore/continue.

An implicit corollary worth stating explicitly: the simple existence of 
successful prototype of a portion or a CRaC-like project in no way 
compels or obligates those with skills in other areas, like libraries, 
to explore the invasive changes needed to round-out the work.


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