Project Description

The libkdumpfile library includes Python bindings. They are implemented as manually created C code for CPython. This is hard to maintain and/or port to alternative Python implementations.

Additionally, the whole project uses GNU autotools, which do not integrate well with Python packaging. There is currently a hack for distutils, but since distutils is going to be deprecated, a different solution is needed.

Goal for this Hackweek

The plan for this Hackweek is to rewrite them from scratch using the Python cffi package and distribute as a separate package (pykdumpfile ?).


Looking for hackers with the skills:

python kdump

This project is part of:

Hack Week 21


  • 12 months ago: mbrugger liked this project.
  • 12 months ago: shunghsiyu liked this project.
  • 12 months ago: ptesarik started this project.
  • 12 months ago: ptesarik added keyword "python" to this project.
  • 12 months ago: ptesarik added keyword "kdump" to this project.
  • 12 months ago: ptesarik originated this project.

  • Comments

    • ptesarik
      4 months ago by ptesarik | Reply

      Actually, there is some code already. It may need updating for libkdumpfile-0.5.1.

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