"Cyan" <cyanh256@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: ... > This newish Q6600 system draws 160 watts (AC) > constantly under R5 You do mean Haiku, right? (I can't seem to transfer a BFS image to USB here, not in Windows with flashnul, nor in Haiku with dd. 'dd' to a raw USB device times out.) > -- with a coal-fired power station, that's apparently > a similar CO2 output to leaving a car engine idling Ouch. > it'd be great to have a truly reliable, fully > persistent OS without lengthy suspend-to-disk > operations ... > some kind of continuous save process I suppose virtual memory and the page file mechanism could be extended to actually save pages continously, eventually covering all pages. Perhaps aided by some kind of checkpoint API. It might have to make sure that the dirty set of pages for a process are cloned (copy-on-write?) and then written to disk as a set, to avoid inconsistencies. One might want to use a separate dedicated disk for this purpose. I'm sure there are security concerns though. /Jonas.