The goal of the project is making the gdb able to open compressed kernel dump - access its memory contents at the very least.
If one wants to open compressed kernel dump (that's what our customers are sending mostly when reporting kernel panics nowadays), he has to use crash. Crash is a brilliant tool with many kernel-specific hacks, but at the same time, it has a huge functionality overlap with gdb, it is hard (even impossible in many cases) to extend it.
gdb-kdump (and libkdumpfile) needs a plenty of improvements and tasks to be done. For HackWeek 13, Vlastimil chose to work on SLAB memory support, Petr, amongst other things, reorganized the libkdumpfile code and alnovak begun with libkdumpfile's ppc64 support. Our status in 4/5 of HackWeek 13:
git-sort is a a tool that reads a list of git commits and sorts them so that the partial ordering of parent-child relationships is respected. It performs this as a stable sort; it preserves the input order of commits that are on parallel development branches. This tool is useful when backporting a large number of commits so that the commits may be cherry-picked in an order such that no child commit appears before any of its ancestors.
The current implementation of git-sort is a proof of concept that uses git merge-base --is-ancestor. Having a more efficient version would ease the handling of large input lists.