Heterogeneous checkpointing for multithreaded applications

Feras Karablieh, Rida Bazzi

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We present the first heterogeneous checkpointing scheme for applications using POSIX threads. The scheme relies on source code instrumentation to achieve heterogeneity. It supports various types of synchronization primitives, such as locks, semaphores, condition variables, as well as join operations. Unlike other non-heterogeneous checkpointing schemes proposed in the literature, our scheme supports both kernel-level and application-level threads executing as part of the same application under various scheduling policies. Also, unlike other non-heterogeneous checkpointing mechanisms proposed in the literature, our solution does not interfere with the semantics of the application and does not use signals. Test results on various hardware platforms running Solaris, Linux, and Windows NT show that the overhead of our scheme is low.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems
Number of pages10
StatePublished - 2002
EventThe 21st IEEE Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems (SRDS-2002) - Suita, Japan
Duration: Oct 13 2002Oct 16 2002


OtherThe 21st IEEE Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems (SRDS-2002)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture


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