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SubjectRe: A new soldier
On Wed, 29 Jun 2005, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> If you are looking for something bigger with a steep learning curve,
> you could try to do a sample architecture implementation like
> arch/skeleton and include/asm-skeleton, along the lines of the
> original include/asm-generic directory (asm-generic now serves
> as a place to put code that is the same on most archs but is different
> on others).
>
> Most new architectures that are added keep copying hacks and obsolete
> code from one of the existing trees, so it would be really nice to
> have a clean starting point for those who don't have as much time to
> find the correct solution as a CS student ;-).
>
> You would surely learn a lot about the architecture specific parts
> of the kernel and do something useful without the danger of breaking
> code that other people depend on, but it's a lot of work.
> Maybe that can also be done by more that one person.

Sounds like an excellent idea to me! I'm eager to try `make ARCH=skeleton'!

Gr{oetje,eeting}s,
Geert

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Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 -- geert@linux-m68k.org

In personal conversations with technical people, I call myself a hacker. But
when I'm talking to journalists I just say "programmer" or something like that.
-- Linus Torvalds
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