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Re: Junior kernel hacking

From: Max Laier <max@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2004 19:44:54 +0100

On Monday 12 January 2004 19:19, Eirik Nygaard wrote:
> Call for help?
> Are there any small projects in the kernel tree at the moment? I just want
> to try it out, but don't really know where to start reading / fixing. So
> if anyone have want list or fixit list they want to make public give me a
> shout.
> Documentation is also very welcome.

I was thinking about this lately in an IRC with Simon. You might want to check 
the #if defined(__FreeBSD__) / #if __FreeBSD_version > 5something in vendor 
code. For instance there are issues in net/{ppp,ppp_layer} introduced with 
the if_xname change and there might be other lurking around. Basically that's 
a s/__FreeBSD__/__DragonFly__/g in the most cases, but still it's better to 
have a human eye there.

Plus for "junior kernel hacking", you need to read a lot of code and get a 
basic idea of what is going on/what builds on top of what etc. ... on the 
minus side, you have to read a lot of code and this will take a "junior 
hacker" much longer than needed.

Comments? This needs not be the ultimate answer, but the plan to get rid of 
__FreeBSD__ in "our" gcc is still accurate, right?

Best regards,				| max@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Max Laier				| ICQ #67774661
http://pf4freebsd.love2party.net/	| mlaier@EFnet

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