Find an idea you like? Want to propose your own? See the GSoC Getting Started Guide.
If you are a student looking forward to participate the GSoC 2016 with Fedora, please feel free to browse the idea list which is still growing. Do not hesitate to contact the mentors/ contributors as indicated in this page for any related clarification. You also should find some like-minded people on the
#fedora-summer-coding IRC channel.
If you are new to The Fedora project, following material would help you to get started. Further please sign-up with the Fedora Account System(FAS) if you are willing to continue with the Fedora project.
#fedora-devel, IRC channel can be used to get instant support.
- The Foundation
- Fedora Documentation (Users/ Contributors)
- How to work with IRC?
- Fedora Account System
Following contributors are also willing to support the GSoC 2016 program. (please feel free to add your self, attach the user page). Sometimes there should be some backing up mentors to mentor if the original mentor get busy with something for a short time period. In such case we need help.
Draft of an idea
Please add your idea as follows.
Summary of idea:
!!!The draft was changed slightly, please add required field as required!!!
Status: Proposed - draft
Summary of idea: Tinykdump is a minimal daemon to capture kernel-based crash dumping (kdump) memory image to usb storage. Compared to the traditional kdump solution, it is,
* more reliable and scalable * has smaller memory foot-print * more friendly to kernel developers
More information here: https://fedorahosted.org/tinykdump/
Knowledge prerequisite: Python, kernel programming (desired)
Skill level: intermediate (programming)
Contacts: CAI Qian
Mentor(s): CAI Qian
Notes: Rough roadmap:
- Implement tinykdump daemon to be included in Fedora.
- Submit kernel patches for reserving kdump memory at run-time for community review and inclusion.
- Currently, pstore only log kernel messages for panic and Oops. Patches are needed to support logging of kdump kernel and initramfs console output.
Idea list for GSoC 2016
Open Ideas From GSoC 2015
Despite the list of ideas, you may want to check out the ideas of the previous years and contact the admins to see if they are still interested in mentoring someone this year.
Please: Do not submit a proposal for an idea from a previous year without previously contacting the admin to ensure their will to mentor someone this year. Without mentor, proposals will be rejected.