Motivation: You know a particular function name and would like to know which package(s) it comes from.
Approximation: It is possible to search in code on Github hoping for a match in upstream repo not being too far from our distro.
You can encrypt your servers root filesystem, but need to provide a password during the boot process in order to "unlock" and start the system. This is easy if you have physical access to the server by entering it via keyboard. But if you do not have physical access it's not that easy.
This project is about to set up a server that might be able to have an encryted root filesystem which can be "unlocked" by entering the password via ssh.
There's a long standing request to extend the output of dmidecode to something that would be machine-readable. Something like an XML or JSON-based format. Unfortunately this can't be implemented right now because the output of dmidecode is generated by open-coded printfs as the DMI table is being parsed, with no intermediate structures nor temporary buffers.
While implementing a machine-parseable output is out of scope for a single hack week, let's remember that even the longest journey starts with a single footstep. I would like to try and rewrite the 5200 lines of code of dmidecode in such a way that printing the output would be somewhat separated from parsing the DMI table and done by a limited set of dedicated functions. Alternative output formats could later hook into such functions.