gsoc2013-patch and questions

Peng Fan van.freenix at
Sat Mar 23 10:51:05 UTC 2013

I have not add myself to the list.
I want to do that when I will have finished  a proposal draft and I am
writing the proposal now.
Should I first create a wiki account because I did not found any button to
add myself?
Thanks very much.

2013/3/22 Joel Sherrill <joel.sherrill at>

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