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JSW 2013 Vol.8(6): 1275-1280 ISSN: 1796-217X
doi: 10.4304/jsw.8.6.1275-1280

KBT: Operating System Kernel Level Binary Translation System

Haitao Jiang1, Yun Xu1, 2, Yin Liao1, 2, Guojie Jin1, 2, Guoliang Chen1, 2
1School of Computer Science and Technology, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China
2Institute of Computing Technology Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China


Abstract—With the diversification of hardware platforms, software compatibility issue has become increasingly prominent. Virtual machine with dynamic binary translation system is the key technology to solve this problem. This paper designs an operating system kernel level virtual machine with binary translation systems (KBT) which is embedded into kernel space as a kernel module. KBT reduces the number of virtual layers of the computer system, and introduces further optimization strategies using kernel mode advantages. Experiment results improves that, KBT’s efficiency is higher than existing binary translation systems about 25%. KBT also has some interfaces to support kernel module translation systems to run complex software, which are hard to run upon existing user space virtual machines.

Index Terms—Virtual machine, binary translation, operating system, kernel space, kernel module, virtual layer.

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Cite: Haitao Jiang, Yun Xu, Yin Liao, Guojie Jin, Guoliang Chen, "KBT: Operating System Kernel Level Binary Translation System," Journal of Software vol. 8, no. 6, pp. 1275-1280, 2013.

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ISSN: 1796-217X (Online)
Frequency:  Bimonthly 
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Antanas Verikas
Executive Editor: Ms. Yoyo Y. Zhou
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