Process migration mechanisms have been implemented at two different levels:
Both approaches have benefits and limitations. For example, language based
migration mechanisms allow the system to use contextual information in an
intelligent way. However, they are based around a language which may not
be appropriate in given circumstances.
- As part of the operating system, regardless of whether this is within
the kernel or as a user-level process executing outside a microkernel.
- Embedded in a compiler and runtime system.