gsoc2013-patch and questions

Joel Sherrill joel.sherrill at
Fri Mar 22 15:26:37 UTC 2013

Did you add yourself to the list of students interested on the wiki?


On 3/22/2013 9:25 AM, Gedare Bloom wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 21, 2013 at 9:47 PM, Peng Fan <van.freenix at> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>>          I followed the "GSoC_Getting_Started" , modified init.c of the hello
>> sample and used "git diff master mybranch" to get the      patch.
> Patch looks fine.
>>         I am new to gsoc,so there maybe something wrong with what I have
>> done.I hope you can point it out.I will appreciate your help.I am interested
>> in "mmu support" and "improvements on smp support" listed on the "Open
>> projects" page. I am reading the mmu code written in gsoc2012. In the code,
>> it uses 1MB section as a unit.Is it coases-grained or too large? why not use
>> 4kB page as a fine-grained unit?
> The "page size" varies between architecture families / MMU hardware,
> and some kinds of MMU hardware that do not implement virtual memory
> will not know about page size at all, e.g. an MPU.
>>        Anyone can give me some advice about who should i contact about the
>> proposal?Thanks very much.
> This mailing list is a good place to post questions.
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