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SubjectRe: WANTED: kernel projects for CS students
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):
> >
> >
> 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.

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