Subject: Re: PID's implementation and/or convention
To: Andy Sporner <>
From: Frank van der Linden <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 04/12/2000 15:12:16
On Wed, Apr 12, 2000 at 09:07:59AM -0400, Andy Sporner wrote:
> While on node 'apple', the modified syscall mechanism would
> realize (from looking at the high order byte of the PID) that
> the process was not started on node 'apple' but on node 'orange'.
> So in order to make everything sane for the process, the syscall
> is forwarded to node 'orange' for completion and returned back
> to the process on node 'apple'.

If you haven't already, have a look at Mosix (originally written
for BSD/OS), and, as mentioned before, Sprite. Especially Mosix
deals with exactly the same issues.

- Frank