I developed an algorithm for a fairly hard problem in mathematics which is likely to need several months to finish. As I have limited resources only, I started this on my Ubuntu 12.04 (x86) laptop. Now I want to install some updates and actually restart the laptop (the "please reboot" message is just annoying).
Is there a way to save an entire process including its allocated memory for continuation beyond a reboot?
Here is some information about the process you might need. Please feel free to ask for further information if needed.
- I called the process in a terminal with the command "
./binary > ./somefile &" or "time ./binary > ./somefile &", I cannot really remember.
- It's printing some debug information to std::cerr (not very often).
- It's currently using roughly 600.0 kiB and even though this will increase, it's unlikely to increase rapidly.
- the process runs with normal priority
- the kernel is 3.2.0-26-generic-pae, the cpu is an AMD, the operating system is Ubuntu 12.04 x86.
- it runs since 9 days and 14 hours (so too long to cancel it ;-) )