[cgl_discussion] PoC "top ten"

Ibrahim Haddad (LMC) Ibrahim.Haddad at ericsson.ca
Wed Mar 12 13:24:32 PST 2003


Hi All,

I find it quite interesting to create new projects while
we have red flaged projects sitting waiting for people 
to look at ;-)

:)

Ibrahim


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Randy.Dunlap [mailto:rddunlap at osdl.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, March 12, 2003 4:00 PM
> To: Cress, Andrew R
> Cc: cgl_discussion at osdl.org; todd.c.davis at intel.com
> Subject: Re: [cgl_discussion] PoC "top ten"
> 
> 
> On Wed, 12 Mar 2003 11:45:24 -0800 "Cress, Andrew R" 
> <andrew.r.cress at intel.com> wrote:
> 
> | Mika,
> | 
> | New project idea:
> | We were discussing here the need to fix up Linux 'sar' so 
> that it can do
> | performance by disk rather than just a general storage overview.
> | Apparently there are a few sar kernel patches out there, 
> but not for very
> | many kernels.  There isn't much development activity on 
> this.  Sar is an
> | important performance measurement tool for both enterprise and CG,
> | especially for measuring database performance.
> | If we make this a CGL feature/project, it could receive 
> more development &
> | attention.
> | 
> | Andy
> | 
> | -----Original Message-----
> | From: Rod Van Meter [mailto:Rod.VanMeter at nokia.com] 
> | Sent: Tuesday, March 11, 2003 11:26 AM
> | To: cgl_discussion at osdl.org
> | Subject: [cgl_discussion] PoC "top ten"
> | 
> | 
> | Mika wants a list of projects to be pushed into kernel.  He 
> wants some
> | feedback on this, at least an acknowledgement.  So far, 
> Julie has asked
> | some questions about the POSIX stuff, to which I don't have 
> the answers.
> | 
> | Comments?
> | 
> | 		--Rod
> | 
> | 
> | I've added some others for mainline:
> | 
> | pushing into 2.5:
> | 
> | * IPv6:
> |   - most core IPv6 ND, autoconf, bugfixes, etc. have gone in,
> |     including privacy extensions.  Some in 2.4.20, more in 2.4.21.
> |   - IPSec accepted by Dave Miller todayish, pushing to Linus
> |     probably 2.5.65
> |   - MIPv6 pending; may or may not make it?  MN & CN 
> probably will, HA
> |     may not
> |   - SNMP (Randy/Yixiong) should make 2.5, but worried about 
> changes to
> |     /proc
> | * POSIX
> |   - timers (POSIX interface to clocks & timers is in)
> |   - possible bugs (see below)
> | * IPMI
> | 
> | waiting for 2.7:
> | 
> | * IPv6:
> |   - maybe MIP, esp. HA
> | *  POSIX:
> |   - hi-res timers
> | * TIPC
> | 
> | stalled:
> | 
> | * kernel debugger
> | * kernel dumps
> | 
> | -----
> | 
> | Non-kernel, therefore not subject to this logic:
> | 
> | (These items may have kernel dependencies, but will not be 
> shipped as
> | part of the kernel.)
> | 
> | Well under way:
> | 
> | * OpenPOSIX test suite
> | * Hot device identity (status?)
> |   (MontaVista one may have had kernel change, Nokia was user-only)
> | 
> | More problematic:
> | 
> | * TAHI cooperation/IPv6 testing
> | * TIPC testing
> | * application loading (done, but not accepted by glibc?)
> | 
> | * IPv6:
> |   - glibc -- e.g., getifaddrs() needed by DHCPv6 (hosted by OSDL)
> |     ported from BSD, but haven't been pushed to glibc 
> maintainers yet
> | 
> | -----
> | 
> | Red flag items:
> | 
> | * AEM
> | * boot cycle detection
> | * live SW upgrade
> | * resource monitoring
> | * OpenHPI still waiting on SAF/legal stuff; resources expected to be
> |   available (probably all non-kernel)
> | _______________________________________________
> 
> Hi Andy,
> 
> (bottom-posting here :)
> 
> I agree that sar is important.  What version(s) are you aware of
> for 2.5?  Do you know about the updates at <http://linux.inet.hr/> ?
> and not only those at <http://perso.wanadoo.fr/sebastien.godard/> ?
> and patches at 
> <http://www-124.ibm.com/linux/patches/?project_id=145> ?
> 
> However, keeping it up-to-date for 2.5 is a good (even 
> admirable) goal,
> since it's quite a moving target.
> 
> Thanks,
> --
> ~Randy
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