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Australasian Computer Systems Architecture Conference (2001)
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Jan. 29, 2001 to Jan. 30, 2001
ISSN: 1530-0927
ISBN: 0-7695-0954-1
pp: 3
M. Aron , Department of Computer Science, Rice University
Jochen Liedtke , System Architecture Group, University of Karlsruhe
Kevin Elphinstone , System Architecture Group, University of Karlsruhe
Yoonho Park , IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Trent Jaeger , IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Luke Deller , School of Computer Science and Engineering, University of South Wales, Sydney
We present a framework that allows applications to build and customize VM services on the L4 microkernel. While the L4 microkernel?s abstractions are quite powerful, using these abstractions effectively requires higher-level paradigms. We propose the dataspace paradigm which provides a modular VM framework. The modularity introduced by the dataspace paradigm facilitates implementation and permits dynamic configurability. Initial performance results from a prototype are promising.

M. Aron, J. Liedtke, L. Deller, Y. Park, T. Jaeger and K. Elphinstone, "The SawMill Framework for Virtual Memory Diversity," Australasian Computer Systems Architecture Conference(AUSTCSAC), Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, 2001, pp. 3.
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