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

Create a DRM driver for Matrox desktop cards

an invention by tdz

(was: Create a DRM driver for Matrox G200) Even after 20 years, the Matrox G200 series is still an excellent 2d graphics card. Unfortunately, there's only an fbdev driver and a user-space driver. Both are obsolete, as modern Linux uses the DRM framework for managing graphics cards. There already is a DRM driver for the G200 server series. This driver is under-maintained and doesn't work with desktop chips.

Updated about 1 month ago. 5 hacker ♥️.

Setup A Linux Cross Referencer for SUSE kernels

a project by tdz

Project Description

There's Elixir for browsing mainline Linux releases. We should set up a similar system for SUSE kernel releases.

Updated about 2 months ago. 7 hacker ♥️. 5 followers.

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 2 months ago. 4 hacker ♥️. 2 followers.

Modular kernel packaging

a project by mwilck

Project Description

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

Updated about 2 months ago. 7 hacker ♥️. 4 followers.

generic zswap dedup

a project by ailiopoulos

Project Description

zswap [1] is a linux kernel component that provides in-memory compression for swap pages. It already provides a limited form of deduplication: if a page is filled with the same value (e.g. all-zeroes) then only that value is kept instead of compressing the contents.

Updated about 2 months ago. 4 hacker ♥️. 1 follower.

Poking technologies for enrolling customer key to kernel trusted keyring

a project by joeyli

Project Description

The keys in db or mok can be used to verify boot loader and kernel binary for booting. But upstream kernel doesn't trust them for enrolling to trusted keyring because they are enrolled outside the boundaries of kernel. Which means that IMA can not use db/mok keys for verification.

Updated about 1 month ago. 1 hackers ♥️. 1 follower.

Model checking the BPF verifier

an invention by shunghsiyu

Project Description

BPF verifier plays a crucial role in securing the system (though less so now that unprivileged BPF is disabled by default in both upstream and SLES), and bugs in the verifier has lead to privilege escalation vulnerabilities in the past (e.g. CVE-2021-3490).

Updated about 1 month ago. 4 hacker ♥️. 3 followers.

Rust in linux kernel

a project by dsterba

Project Description

Rust language is on the way to enter linux kernel, use this hackweek to explore and learn what this could bring us (or not).

Updated about 2 months ago. 3 hacker ♥️. 1 follower.

mac80211_hwsim tool

a project by cfconrad

Project Description

Write a userland tool, to utilize the netlink interface of the of the mac80211_hwsim kernel driver.

Updated about 2 months ago. 1 hackers ♥️. 2 followers.

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 about 2 months ago. No love. 1 follower. Has no hacker: grab it!