Sawmill defunct?

Volkmar Uhlig volkmar at
Thu Jul 31 03:04:24 CEST 2003

> -----Original Message-----
> From: l4-hackers-bounces at 
> [mailto:l4-hackers-bounces at] On Behalf Of 
> Adam Lackorzynski
> Sent: Wednesday, July 30, 2003 2:15 PM
> On Wed Jul 30, 2003 at 17:07:10 +0200, Peter Busser wrote:
> > I've seen those. I was looking for a bit more Linux 
> > compatibility for the time being, so I don't have to 
> > give up my current environment alltogether. Maybe I
> > have missed something, but to me it looks like only L4Linux 
> > and Sawmill provide such an environment.
> Well, AFAIK sawmill was a project which never left it's highly
> experimental stage, so it's nothing you want to use (besides 
> getting it
> actually). But I've never seen it myself so I may tell nonsense.

SawMill was a joint research project between IBM research and (at least)
University of Karlsruhe. The sources have never been publicly released.
Karlsruhe (and also Dresden) use many ideas, concepts, and outcomes of
SawMill in current projects, such as the dataspace manager concept,
integration of device drivers, etc.  Furthermore, the V4 API design and
IDL4 were extremely influenced by SawMill.

- Volkmar

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