ChorusOS 4.0 Introduction

Dynamic Reconfiguration

The dynamic process management feature of the ChorusOS operating system allows processes to be loaded dynamically, from either disk or the network, without first halting the system. This provides the basis for a dynamic reconfiguration capability that minimizes service downtime, and keeps existing services available while the system is modified or upgraded. Dynamic reconfiguration also relies on the inter-process communication (IPC) facilities of the ChorusOS operating system to transfer inbound communication to the new processes transparently.

For example, with the ChorusOS operating system running in a Private Branch Exchange (PBX), new features such as call forwarding (or follow me) can be added without interrupting the basic telephone service and without reconfiguring the entire telephone network.