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authorThomas Schwinge <thomas@schwinge.name>2010-11-29 07:58:51 +0100
committerThomas Schwinge <thomas@schwinge.name>2010-11-29 07:58:51 +0100
commiteccf2986513cc41c412b1c30aa5dcb88a4c981b5 (patch)
treee4c973f5c863cf9bd1cfb936e161be431ed0ba33 /community
parente688f83d17f89a37eeef599b12e9626f5ba1629c (diff)
Add links to some LWN articles, and then some.
Diffstat (limited to 'community')
-rw-r--r--community/gsoc/project_ideas.mdwn6
-rw-r--r--community/gsoc/project_ideas/libdiskfs_locking.mdwn41
2 files changed, 3 insertions, 44 deletions
diff --git a/community/gsoc/project_ideas.mdwn b/community/gsoc/project_ideas.mdwn
index 2102e8f7..b039608f 100644
--- a/community/gsoc/project_ideas.mdwn
+++ b/community/gsoc/project_ideas.mdwn
@@ -6,8 +6,8 @@ id="license" text="Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this
document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or
any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant
Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license
-is included in the section entitled
-[[GNU Free Documentation License|/fdl]]."]]"""]]
+is included in the section entitled [[GNU Free Documentation
+License|/fdl]]."]]"""]]
We offer a wide range of possible projects to choose from. If you have an idea
not listed here, we'd love to hear about it!
@@ -82,7 +82,7 @@ See also the list of [Hurd-related X.org project ideas](http://wiki.x.org/wiki/H
[[!inline pages="community/gsoc/project_ideas/server_overriding" show=0 feeds=no actions=yes]]
[[!inline pages="community/gsoc/project_ideas/tcp_ip_stack" show=0 feeds=no actions=yes]]
[[!inline pages="community/gsoc/project_ideas/nfs" show=0 feeds=no actions=yes]]
-[[!inline pages="community/gsoc/project_ideas/libdiskfs_locking" show=0 feeds=no actions=yes]]
+[[!inline pages="open_issues/locking" show=0 feeds=no actions=yes]]
[[!inline pages="community/gsoc/project_ideas/pthreads" show=0 feeds=no actions=yes]]
[[!inline pages="community/gsoc/project_ideas/sound" show=0 feeds=no actions=yes]]
[[!inline pages="open_issues/performance/io_system" show=0 feeds=no actions=yes]]
diff --git a/community/gsoc/project_ideas/libdiskfs_locking.mdwn b/community/gsoc/project_ideas/libdiskfs_locking.mdwn
deleted file mode 100644
index 0618bbe6..00000000
--- a/community/gsoc/project_ideas/libdiskfs_locking.mdwn
+++ /dev/null
@@ -1,41 +0,0 @@
-[[!meta copyright="Copyright © 2008, 2009, 2010 Free Software Foundation,
-Inc."]]
-
-[[!meta license="""[[!toggle id="license" text="GFDL 1.2+"]][[!toggleable
-id="license" text="Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this
-document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or
-any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant
-Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license
-is included in the section entitled
-[[GNU Free Documentation License|/fdl]]."]]"""]]
-
-[[!meta title="Fix libdiskfs Locking Issues"]]
-
-Nowadays the most often encountered cause of Hurd crashes seems to be lockups
-in the [[hurd/translator/ext2fs]] server. One of these could be traced
-recently, and turned out to be a lock inside [[hurd/libdiskfs]] that was taken
-and not released in some cases. There is reason to believe that there are more
-faulty paths causing these lockups.
-
-The task is systematically checking the [[hurd/libdiskfs]] code for this kind of locking
-issues. To achieve this, some kind of test harness has to be implemented: For
-example instrumenting the code to check locking correctness constantly at
-runtime. Or implementing a unit testing framework that explicitly checks
-locking in various code paths. (The latter could serve as a template for
-implementing unit checks in other parts of the Hurd codebase...)
-
-(A systematic code review would probably suffice to find the existing locking
-issues; but it wouldn't document the work in terms of actual code produced, and
-thus it's not suitable for a GSoC project...)
-
-[Linux' *sparse*](https://sparse.wiki.kernel.org/) could be worth looking at.
-
-This task requires experience with debugging locking issues in multithreaded
-applications.
-
-Possible mentors: Samuel Thibault (youpi)
-
-Exercise: If you could actually track down and fix one of the existing locking
-errors before the end of the application process, that would be excellent. This
-might be rather tough though, so probably you need to talk to us about an
-alternative exercise task...