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LAOVM: Lightweight Application-Oriented Virtual Machine for Thread Migration

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4 Author(s)
Xiaofei Liao ; Services Comput. Technol. & Syst. Lab., Huazhong Univ. of Sci. & Technol., Wuhan, China ; Yifan Yue ; Hai Jin ; Haikun Liu

This paper describes the scheme of thread migration in a language virtual machine LAOVM - lightweight application-oriented virtual machine. To maintain high portability and flexibility, thread migration is implemented at language level. To migrate process or thread in runtime in LAOVM, the following issues are addressed: (1) supporting kinds of applications implemented by different programming language; (2) enabling transparent process migration indifferent operating system; (3) implementing fine-grained mobility. Experimental results show that the downtime of thread migration is reasonably small, even the application runtime image is required for occupying massive memory blocks.

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Computer and Information Science, 2009. ICIS 2009. Eighth IEEE/ACIS International Conference on

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1-3 June 2009