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From: "Giacomo A. Catenazzi" <cate@cateee.net>
To: Rik van Riel <riel@redhat.com>
Cc: Alexey Zaytsev <alexey.zaytsev@gmail.com>,
	Pekka Enberg <penberg@cs.helsinki.fi>,
	Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>,
	Linux kernel mailing list <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>,
	Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>,
	Vegard Nossum <vegard.nossum@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: Google's Summer of Code?
Date: Wed, 05 Mar 2008 14:57:05 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <47CEA6B1.3080803@cateee.net> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20080304152303.2a041814@cuia.boston.redhat.com>

Rik van Riel wrote:
> On Tue, 4 Mar 2008 23:05:34 +0300
> "Alexey Zaytsev" <alexey.zaytsev@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Maybe the Kernelnewbies should stand up as the mentoring organisation?
> 
> Kernelnewbies is just a community of people, without much organization.
> 
> However, I would be happy to coordinate a group of mentors for Linux
> kernel Summer of Code as well as be a mentor for the kernel subsystems
> that I know something about.
> 
> If we can find mentors to cover most of the kernel (volunteers? anyone?),
> we can do a good enough job of mentoring the students that we could sign
> up for Summer of Code.
> 
> Summer of Code could also be a good way to get some kernel related work
> done, for example LTP tests for kernel subsystems that do not have a
> test suite yet.  Maybe not the most interesting work, but it can be very
> educational as well as useful - that and $5000 may be enough to motivate
> students to get some of this "boring work" done :)

I propose and I could mentor two projects about automagical kernel
configuration:

- add support to menuconfig, to show what you should enable (not
really an automagical configuration, but more an helper which
know better(?) your hardware).
- new ideas about hardware/protocol detection and detection heuristics.

I've already done some parts: generating an hardware->kernel driver
database ( http://cateee.net/lkddb/ ), and a working prototype of
autoconfiguration ( http://testing.cateee.net/autokernconf/ ).

I really want to have new ideas and other developers. I think the
idea are appealing to students, and it doesn't requires a lot of
knowledge of kernel internal.

ciao
	cate

  reply	other threads:[~2008-03-05 13:57 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 16+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-03-04 18:45 Pekka Enberg
2008-03-04 19:35 ` Linus Torvalds
2008-03-04 19:55   ` Pekka Enberg
2008-03-04 20:05     ` Alexey Zaytsev
2008-03-04 20:23       ` Rik van Riel
2008-03-05 13:57         ` Giacomo A. Catenazzi [this message]
2008-03-05 15:38           ` Romano Giannetti
2008-03-06  8:36         ` Pekka Enberg
2008-03-04 20:13     ` Andrew Morton
2008-03-04 20:38       ` Andi Kleen
2008-03-05  2:01         ` text processing (Re: Google's Summer of Code?) Oleg Verych
2008-03-04 21:44       ` kernelprojects::menuconfig [was:Re: Google's Summer of Code?] Jan Engelhardt
2008-03-05  6:09         ` Willy Tarreau
2008-03-04 20:51 ` Google's Summer of Code? Avi Kivity
2008-03-04 21:11 Casey Schaufler
2008-03-05  7:41 ` Avi Kivity

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