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Date:	Mon, 6 Jan 2014 12:53:41 +0530
From:	"Gideon D'souza" <gidisrael@...il.com>
To:	One Thousand Gnomes <gnomes@...rguk.ukuu.org.uk>
Cc:	"linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: How does a newbie find work?

So I was thinking of this hideous project (don't laugh!) at tearing
out the CFS scheduler and then rewriting a very dumb scheduler in it's
place. What do you guys think?  This is of course just to understand
the scheduler better.

I just don't know how large or ridiculous this is though :)



On Mon, Jan 6, 2014 at 2:59 AM, One Thousand Gnomes
<gnomes@...rguk.ukuu.org.uk> wrote:
>> I've made small contributions to other OSS projects before but now I'm
>> at a loss for how to study the kernel code base, what to try to
>> break/change to study how the kernel works.
>
> LXR is useful for finding code and where it goes, but the kernel is a big
> project. Don't assume anyone knows how of all it works.
>
>> Is there some simple work a newbie like me can take up? Any maintainer
>> need some grunt work done? Or perhaps someone could suggest a pet
>> project I could try to understand things better? (Should I be learning
>> how to write device drivers?)
>>
>> Things that are very interesting to me so far are the KVM and the Scheduler.
>
> Then I would fiddle with KVM and the scheduler !
>
> Alan
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