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SubjectRe: WANTED: kernel projects for CS students
On Mon, Oct 15, 2007 at 09:54:42PM +0200, Giacomo Catenazzi wrote:
> Sam Ravnborg wrote:
> > On Mon, Oct 15, 2007 at 10:04:11AM -0700, Mark Gross wrote:
> >> On Sun, Oct 14, 2007 at 07:01:28PM -0400, Rik van Riel wrote:
> >>> The kernel newbies community often gets inquiries from CS students who
> >>> need a project for their studies and would like to do something with
> >>> the Linux kernel, but would also like their code to be useful to the
> >>> community afterwards.
> >>>
> >>> In order to make it easier for them, I am trying to put together a
> >>> page with projects that:
> >>> - Are self contained enough that the students can implement the
> >>> project by themselves, since that is often a university requirement.
> >>> - Are self contained enough that Linux could merge the code (maybe
> >>> with additional changes) after the student has been working on it
> >>> for a few months.
> >>> - Are large enough to qualify as a student project, luckily there is
> >>> flexibility here since we get inquiries for anything from 6 week
> >>> projects to 6 month projects.
> >>>
> >>> If you have ideas on what projects would be useful, please add them
> >>> to this page (or email me):
> >>>
> >>> http://kernelnewbies.org/KernelProjects
> >> Is there already a make config option that will do a good job at setting
> >> a default .config file based on what is already running on a system?
> > I have discussed this briefly with Kay Sievers.
> > What udev can provide is the list of modules needed, so what the kernel
> > need to provide is a simple module to CONFIG option(s) converter + a base
> > config to start out with.
> > Nothing particular difficult but needs a few days work to do.
>
> could you explain better what you need? I think I've already such
> tools ;-)
>

base function:
Starting from a stock distro (FC, Ubuntu, OpenSuSE...) and put down a
kernel.org tree and automatically create a .config with all the drivers
needed for the platform I'm building on.

expert configs for different applications:
laptop battery, vitalization, HPC, tiny, multi-media, testing

--mgross
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