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


Nanos Unikernel

an idea by rpalethorpe

Project Description

Nanos is a "unikernel" providing a subset of Linux kernel features. It only allows a single process to run, but has multiple threads. It maintains the kernel-land to user-land boundary unlike other unikernels (so perhaps isn't strictly a unikernel).

Updated almost 2 years ago. No love. 1 follower. Has no hacker: grab it!

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 over 1 year 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 over 1 year 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 about 1 year 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 over 1 year 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 over 1 year 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 over 1 year 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 7 months 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 over 1 year ago. 1 hackers ♥️. 1 follower.