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


virtual wifi adapter in qemu

an idea by lnussel

one of the top features a distribution must always ship in a working state is wireless. Yet we have no way to test it in an automated way. To be able to do that via openQA we need qemu to emulate a wireless adapter. Whether it's emulating existing hardware or implements some virtio device that only works on Linux doesn't matter.

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

Support for the SMBus ARP protocol

a project by jdelvare

The SMBus standard specifies an address resolution protocol (SMBus ARP.) It has two key features : * Handle I2C slave address collisions. If two SMBus slaves would use the same I2C address, ARP lets one of them pick a different address to avoid the address collision.

Updated almost 3 years ago. 3 hacker ♥️.

ALSA Pure Digital Power Amplifier

a project by duwe

Building on top of <a href="http://rdimitrov.twistedsanity.net/blog/show.php?entry=Microcontroller%20Class%20D%20Amplifier,%20Rev2">Rouslan Dimitrov's Microcontroller Class D Amplifier</a>, I developed the idea to feed the power amplifier with PCM data directly. Rouslan does some dithering and noise shaping, but I'm convinced that proper interpolation would sound better. The ATtiny is too slow to do even cubic interpolation so I'll move that into the host.

Updated almost 3 years ago. 2 hacker ♥️.

Implement BREAK for pseudo-terminals

a project by ptesarik

This will greatly enhance the usefulness of QEMU virtual serial ports, because the Linux kernel interprets a break on the serial console as a SysRq, but there is currently no way to pass this signal over a pseudo-terminal.

Updated 11 months ago. 5 hacker ♥️.

make openSUSE working on Sony Xperia Tablet Z

a project by sleep_walker

Look once again on Xperia Tablet Z and try to have there openSUSE running natively as alternative operating system. I'm able to work on that only during my vacations or hackweeks so

Updated almost 3 years ago. 3 hacker ♥️.

Generate branches in kernel.git and kernel-source.git trees to match provided kernel PTFs

an idea by sleep_walker

Current status

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

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 ♥️.

[ARM] Bootstrap ILP32 on AArch64

a project by algraf

Some customers are still stuck in a world of 32bit. On ARM64, we have two options for those poor folks: 1) Run applications in the legacy ARMv7 instruction set

Updated almost 3 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️.

arm64 set-top-box based workstation

a project by mbrugger

Tronsmart has a Rockchip rk3368 based set-top-box [1]. I want to use it as a arm64 based workstation running openSUSE.

Updated 11 months ago. 7 hacker ♥️.

Capturing FC frames with wireshark

a project by ptesarik

AFAIK, wireshark is the best Linux tool for analyzing network traffic. Primarily intended for Ethernet networks, there is now also support for very different protocols (e.g. USB). Sadly, there is no support for fibre channel, most likely because there is even no infrastructure in the kernel. I doubt I could write the complete stack within just one week. The result should be a clear plan of what needs to be done on each level and a proof-of-concept implementation of at least some parts.

Updated almost 3 years ago. 1 hackers ♥️.