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Jul
08

Some days of mentoring…

In the last days I spend my free time with men­tor­ing Boris and the SoC stu­dents. Boris is maybe ready to fly solo now (and he already got implicit aproval for sev­eral things from me), but I will keep an eye on him from time to time for some more weeks.

The lin­ux­o­la­tor SoC project pro­gresses faster now. We may have sup­port for TLS, TID and futexes in the com­ming week (this should allow us to run FC4/FC5 with a linux ker­nel ver­sion of 2.6.x, time will tell).

In the sound SoC project, Ryan cre­ated an user repos­i­tory. He is more com­fort­able with com­mit­ting “micro-changes” to the user branch first to not spam the per­force mail­inglist. I don’t think this mat­ters, but when he feels more com­fort­able this way, I don’t object. This makes it a lit­tle bit harder for me to fol­low, but I will nag him more often for a sta­tus report then.

I also MFCed the fixes for Ora­cle 10, it should work on 6-stable too now.

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One Response to “Some days of mentoring…”

  1. Roman Says:

    well… the lin­ux­o­la­tor is in the state where I should be just fix­ing some last remain­ing things and it should be done pretty soon.. cur­rently I am in a process of imple­ment­ing CLONE_SETTLS seman­tics in clone() syscall. this is a bit tricky

    sta­tus;
    we have work­ing fc4 on pro­grams that doesnt use threads (my the­ory) because of the miss­ing CLONE_SETTLS. it remains to imple­ment tid/pid han­dling (that should be very triv­ial) and the CLONE_SETTLS and we should have full NPTL sup­port. there’s still a prob­lem with mem­ory leak (which seems to lead to a panic) and I dont know how to address this ;(

    the weather is against me as it reaches almost 40C here ;(

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