[coyotos-dev] Thoughts on (non)persistence

Jonathan Adams jwadams at gmail.com
Fri Jan 21 16:04:58 EST 2005


On Fri, 21 Jan 2005 22:55:50 +0200, Marcus Sundman <sundman at iki.fi> wrote:
> On Friday 21 January 2005 22:02, Jonathan S. Shapiro wrote:
> >   1. If processes are not persistent, how can we contrive to give
> >      them some form of unique identity that survives system restart?
> 
> Umm.. If the only relevant difference between two instances (processes) of a
> program is the sets of capabilities they have then I see no problem. If a
> process dies (e.g. because of a crash) the system will just create a new
> process and give it the capabilities of the one that died, right? Why would
> some kind of "unique identity" be needed? What am I missing here?

What if two programs have capabitilities to *each other*?

Cheers,
- jonathan


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