Linked by Bahadir on Mon 7th Dec 2009 18:24 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes The Codezero team has released version 0.2 of their L4 microkernel. In this release, the microkernel is fully capability checked, and they introduced the notion of containers to provide isolated execution environments.
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RE[2]: Comment by diego
by braddock on Wed 9th Dec 2009 15:55 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by diego"
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linux kernel's value as a component now outweighs its ability to do fast tlb and cache flushes on its own. So running everything monolithically with a single kernel is not that relevant anymore.


That is why Liedtke's work led directly to what I think was one of the most exciting OS projects of the late 1990's - IBM's Sawmill project, an attempt to break up the Linux kernel services to run as components on L4.

http://www4.informatik.uni-erlangen.de/~jklein/GIFG/liedtke.pdf

Does anyone know why Sawmill died? It conincided with Liedtke's death, but I don't know if that was a major factor.

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