Subject: Re: persistent/restorable unix procs?
To: David Leonard <>
From: David Gilbert <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/29/1995 11:59:33
>>>>> "David" == David Leonard <> writes:

David> I seem to recall an `undump' feature of sunos - the perl
David> manpage also talks about it, essentially the program calls
David> abort() and the core file can be `undumped' into another
David> executable that when run restores the process image.  Unsure if
David> netbsd can do this (no manpage on it).

	This is how Emacs works on almost all UN*X platforms.  The
initial 'loadup' of lisp code is performed once, and then the system
dumps itself to disk.  This dumped image is what is run when you type
'emacs' ...  That said, there are almost as many dump functions in
emacs as OSes that it runs on.


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