Projects in the topic c


SMBIOS 3.0 support in dmidecode

an invention by jdelvare

On February 12th, 2015, the DMTF released version 3.0.0 of the System Management BIOS Reference Specification. This update isn't just adding enumerated values to existing structures, as previous updates did. It is also introducing a new entry point format which allows for larger tables and structures. Support for this needs to be added to dmidecode. Additionally, reading the entry point and the table from /dev/mem is no longer possible on all systems, so some work is in progress to offer an alternative interface through sysfs. It would be great to finalize this and release a new version of dmidecode that would support both SMBIOS version 3.0 and this new kernel interface.

Updated over 2 years ago. 2 hacker ♥️.

Protect disk devices from concurrent use in the libvirt libxl hypervisor driver

a project by jfehlig

The libvirt qemu hypervisor driver has long supported protecting disk devices from concurrent use via libvirt's lock manager interface. Xen used to support the same functionality in the old xend toolstack, but dropped support in the new libxl toolstack. The Xen community decided, rightly so, that this functionality is best provided by a higher-level management tool, e.g. libvirt. This project aims to provide integration between libvirt's lock manager and the libxl hypervisor driver, essentially reintroducing support for disk device protection in the Xen management stack.

Updated almost 3 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

Bring Linux memory scanner scanmem/GameConqueror to openSUSE

an invention by sparschauer

All other distributions have scanmem/gameconqueror packages. scanmem is a command line memory scanner to locate variables in memory and GameConqueror is the Python/GTK3 front-end for it which also provides game trainer features. But it is not only a game cheating tool. It can also help testing applications, debugging memory issues, watching variables in memory or it can be used for reverse-engineering. Hackers also use it for things like ping spoofing. As the upstream maintainer of this tool I'd like to bring it to openSUSE and maintain it there.

Updated almost 3 years ago. 5 hacker ♥️.

Improve openvswitch+libvirt+Xen

a project by jfehlig

openvswitch is used by cloud infrastructure (e.g. OpenStack) and software defined networking stacks, often in conjunction with KVM and Xen compute resources. When creating workloads on KVM compute resources, orchestration services can specify the openvswitch interfaceid and port-profile of the workload's virtual interface(s). E.g. orchestration can create workload configuration containing

Updated almost 3 years ago. 3 hacker ♥️.

Add a ncurse UI to wireshark

an idea by aaptel

Wireshark has a CLI program called tshark that can dump the dissectors raw (or xml) output. It would be nice to have complete curses wireshark UI, either by reusing tshark xml output or by making another ui program.

Updated almost 3 years ago. 3 hacker ♥️. Has no hacker: grab it!

Secure keyboard

an idea by mwilck

This idea was inspired by the recent discussion on the "talk" mailing list about the (in)security of the German ID card. The Chaos Computer Club and other researchers claim that the ID card is insecure. Actual attacks that have been demonstrated are based on keyloggers. Keyloggers might be the biggest security threat for Linux users at this time. Keyloggers are trivial to write for Linux and readily installable, and a keylogger with normal user rights may read root's password. One might ask "Why are we caring about local root exploits at all as long as users run stuff like sudo in X terminals"? Keyloggers can even read the input from devices like the Yubikey.

Updated almost 2 years ago. 3 hacker ♥️. Has no hacker: grab it!

OTR (Off The Record) plugin development with libotr5 for encrypted chat

a project by whdu

To implement OTR function on IRC client, to make chatting private. pure-python-otr (potr) has lack of maintenance for a long time and been considered as "potentially insecure". So I will call libotr5 directly with C.

Updated almost 3 years ago. 6 hacker ♥️.

Improve C/C++ skills

an idea by pvorel

I'd like to improve my C/C++ skills with contributing small easyhacks to some open source projects (kernel's kconfig, git, util-linux, fluxbox, libreoffice, ...).

Updated almost 3 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️. Has no hacker: grab it!

Learn more about C standard libraries

an idea by pvorel

Study code of glibc, musl, uclibc or Klibc and make some tests with buildroot.

Updated 11 months ago. 3 hacker ♥️. Has no hacker: grab it!

Shell completion

an idea by federico3

Implement shellcomp Command line (aka tab) completion is popular in the Unix world as it helps typing speed, prevents typos and makes the shell more user-friendly.

Updated almost 2 years ago. No love. Has no hacker: grab it!