[PLUG] [ Kernel Build ] 2.6.32, 3.2.0

Muneeb Shaikh iammuneeb at gmail.com
Tue Nov 6 05:41:35 PST 2012

On Tuesday 06 November 2012 06:14 AM, Sunil Beta Baskar wrote:
> For those who are interested in writing drivers for the linux kernel (for
> whatsoever reason), I am planning a session where everyone can hopefully
> carry their own laptops and build together.

Awesome! I wanted these sessions from long time but didn't see any
activity about this in Pune before. I'm very much interested in this.

When and where will you be conducting this? Hopefully weekends! :)

-- Muneeb

> The agenda is to build
> kernel 2.6.32 (from the 2.6 series)
> kernel 3.2.0 (from the 3.2 series)
> The objectives for the audience are to
> - Get interested in kernel hacking as building the kernel is quite simple.
> - Build multiple configurations from the same source simultaneously
> [usually one debug and one release build if not more.]
> - build only parts of the kernel (e.g. sound/graphics/video alone)
> - use alternate build scripts/environments to make it simpler to track
> Once this gets started up, we can move on and understand
> 1. The GNU/Linux/Kernel architecture [moving from 2.4 to 3.x] - motivations
> (some of which have been implicit)
> 2. Understand the GNU/Linux/Kernel boot-up sequence in terms of code
> executed all the way until "init" takes over
> 3. Understand the GNU/Linux/Kernel scheduler as it is today*
> I would prefer everyone hacking together - the motivation is to get
> everyone started to play with the linux kernel if they have the time and
> the enthusiasm. If someone wants to fix bugs (yes there are plenty), then
> we could look at the timelines.
> Either way, I have been working on the kernel for quite a while, and am no
> expert; so everyone joining in would make the audience right.
> Cheerio!
> Beta
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