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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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