[lsb-discuss] Linux wireless GSoC 2010 project ideas

Till Kamppeter till.kamppeter at gmail.com
Fri Mar 12 00:59:25 PST 2010


Can someone post this project idea on the ideas list today (marking that 
it comes from a student). This could support our application as 
mentoring organization.

    Till

On 03/09/2010 11:43 PM, Frederic Weisbecker wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 29, 2010 at 12:51:59AM +0100, Till Kamppeter wrote:
>> No problem for students to suggest topics. We are not restricted to
>> wireless in terms of kernel. We support kernel projects in general.
>>
>> Please give your suggestion as answer to this e-mail, doing "Reply to
>> all", as I am not a kernel export, the other participants of this thread
>> should have a look at the student's project ideas and help finding
>> mentors.
>>
>>     Till
>
>
>
> Ok, I hope it's not too late.
> Here is one subject that I would like to apply for:
>
>
> = Improving tracing in perf events / ftrace =
>
>
> Using trace events under perf events is still a young feature
> and needs various improvements.
>
> - Syscall events can carry only raw values and addresses.
> We need to make them "aware" of strings and structures contents
> from userspace.
>
> - Make function / function graph tracers usable by perf
>
> - Optimize tracing fast-path
>
> - Improve perf tools to better handle trace events scalability
>
> - Provide new perf tools that exploit trace events (scheduler
>    migration analysis, etc...)
>
> - Implement a per context excluding (eg: exclude irqs, exclude functions, etc...)
>
> - There are always things to do there.
>
>
> Of course, each of these elements require a lot of work,
> so not all of them can be done in two months, and some
> of them can be started already before the summer.
>
>



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