Mosix and vmware combo(no fries thanks)

Gregory R. Warnes warnes at
Mon May 15 21:14:09 PDT 2000

At a gathering of system adminstrators this past thursday, we bounced this
sort of idea around.  Two points: 

First, since VMWare requires a kernel module, I don't think that the
VMWare sessions can be migrated. (Although I'd dearly love to be proven

Second, you can choose whether to have VMWare run under NT and host Linux,
or under Linux and host NT.  Either way you should be able to migrate
linux processes around.  In addition, since VMWare has a full screen mode,
it seems possible to do this in "stealth" fashon, by running Linux as the
base OS, and then NT in VMWare in full screen mode.  Any user loggin in
would only see NT, even though the system is fully available for Mosix


On Tue, 16 May 2000, Nigel Weeks wrote:

  NW>> Dear fellow wulfers,
  NW>> My company has given an inkling into building a cluster with a few surplus
  NW>> machines, applying the mosix kernel patch(probably to 2.2.12), and running
  NW>> vmware on it.
  NW>> Is this possible?  Has anyone tried vmware on mosix clusters, and ended up
  NW>> with virtual SMP machines on top of physical clusters of machines?
  NW>> Unfortunately my Boss requires NT on our servers, but a 16-processor cluster
  NW>> 'appearing' as a 16 processor NT server would be rather tasty.
  NW>> If this is way off track for this list, reply directly to me if you wish.
  NW>> Nigel
  NW>> Nigel Weeks
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