Usenix Annual Technical Conference, San Antonio, TX, June 9-14, 2003.
System Support for Online Reconfiguration
Craig A. N. Soules, Jonathan
Appavoo*, Kevin Hui*, Robert W. Wisniewski^,
Carnegie Mellon University
Online reconfiguration provides
a way to extend and replace active operating system components. This provides
administrators, developers, applications, and the system itself with a
way to update code, adapt to changing workloads, pinpoint performance
problems, and perform a variety of other tasks while the system is running.
With generic support for interposition and hot-swapping, a system allows
active components to be wrapped with