Projects in the topic kernel
The Linux kernel is a free and open-source, monolithic, modular, multitasking, Unix-like operating system kernel.


early stage kdump support

a project by mbrugger

Project Description

When we experience a early boot crash, we are not able to analyze the kernel dump, as user-space wasn't able to load the crash system. The idea is to make the crash system compiled into the host kernel (think of initramfs) so that we can create a kernel dump really early in the boot process.

Updated 8 months ago. 10 hacker ♥️. 7 followers.

Modular kernel packaging

a project by mwilck

Project Description

Create a PoC for a modular packaged kernel. This means:

Updated 7 months ago. 7 hacker ♥️. 4 followers.

Explore Steam Deck issues in openSUSE Tumbleweed

a project by tschmitz

Project Description

The Steam Deck is a portable gaming handheld built around platform technology similar to the one found in AMD mobile laptops. Vendor Valve ships a custom Linux distribution with downstream patches on this device, but booting into other distributions is possible. Connecting the Steam Deck to a dock can turn it into a compact workstation.

Updated 18 days ago. 6 hacker ♥️. 3 followers.

Understand and review klp-convert patchset

a project by mpdesouza

Project Description

klp-convert is a tool that is trying to be merged into the Linux Kernel to help livepatching non exported functions. Since kallsymsoneachsymbol and kallsymslookup_name were unexported, klp-convert appeared to solve the issue by creating relocation entries for non-export functions in the final livepatch module.

Updated 14 days ago. 2 hacker ♥️. 1 follower.

Improve Qualcomm SOC msm8994/msm8992 kernel mainline support

a project by pvorel

Project Description

Due previous hackweek (https://hackweek.opensuse.org/projects/test-mainline-kernel-on-an-older-qualcomm-soc-msm89xx-explore-mainline-kernel-qualcomm-mainlining) both msm8994 angler and msm8992 bullhead are booting and due other activity (including my work) both have working SD card, but that's just start. Add support for other functionality.

Updated 3 days ago. 3 hacker ♥️. 2 followers.

Create a DRM driver for VGA video cards

a project by tdz

Yes, those VGA video cards. The goal of this project is to implement a DRM graphics driver for such devices. While actual hardware is hard to obtain or even run today, qemu emulates VGA output. VGA has a number of limitations, which make this project interesting.

Updated 3 days ago. 3 hacker ♥️. 4 followers.

drgn: implement crash top-level commands

a project by marxin

Project Description

The goal of the project is to implement a collection of top-level crash commands in drgn tool. The commands should provide a top-level overview for anybody who opens a kernel core dump. I plan to select a similar set of commands as seen in crash-python tool.

Updated 7 days ago. No love. 2 followers.

How software creation process can save energy and CO2 emissions

an invention by acervesato

Project Description

Everything we do in SUSE requires a certain amount of energy. This energy has a cost and it causes also a certain amount of CO2 emissions. In particular, as Kernel QA team, we run Kernel testing pretty often causing energy consumption that could be saved by introducing optimizations inside the LTP testing.

Updated 3 days ago. 3 hacker ♥️. 2 followers.

Authenticated hashes for BTRFS

a project by dsterba

Project Description

Implement a checksum algorithm for BTRFS that uses and authenticated (keyed) hash. There are 2 cryptographically secure hashes supported by btrfs, sha256 and blake2b.

Updated 4 days ago. 3 hacker ♥️. 3 followers.

Linux on Cavium CN23XX cards

a project by tsbogend

Before Cavium switched to ARM64 CPUs they developed quite powerful MIPS based SOCs. The current upstream Linux kernel already supports some Octeon SOCs, but not the latest versions. Goal of this Hack Week project is to use the latest Cavium SDK to update the Linux kernel code to let it running on CN23XX network cards.

Updated 5 days ago. 1 hackers ♥️. 1 follower.