Subject: PID's implementation and/or convention
To: 'firstname.lastname@example.org' <email@example.com>
From: Andy Sporner <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/06/2000 23:22:11
I am working on a clustering initiative that allows for processes to be
swapped from one machine to another. The idea is for load balancing
processes in a NUMA like approach.
What I had thought was to bury the cluster ID in the high order byte of
the process ID so that whenever a system call was made any such byte
greater than 0 would be proxied to the appropriate machine.
I would accept suggestions on this. What would break as a result of
doing this? What were the historical reasons for this,?