GSoC project: Memory protection (Ticket no: 2904)

Gedare Bloom gedare at
Tue Mar 23 15:14:38 UTC 2021

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On Tue, Mar 23, 2021 at 6:34 AM Rajiv Vaidyanathan
<rajiv.vaidyanathan4 at> wrote:
> Dear Gedare,
> Thank you for providing information regarding the project. For risk-v MMU support, will I require to have hardware?
That's a good question. I don't know if the current risc-v simulators
support the risc-v mmu. maybe, another expert could advise. I have
CC'd someone with experience in both risc-v and memory protection.

Let's keep technical discussions on the mailing list. Thanks.

> Thanks and regards,
> Rajiv
> On Mon, 22 Mar 2021 at 21:54, Gedare Bloom <gedare at> wrote:
>> Hi Rajiv,
>> On Sat, Mar 20, 2021 at 12:40 AM Rajiv Vaidyanathan
>> <rajiv.vaidyanathan4 at> wrote:
>> >
>> > Hello RTEMS community,
>> >
>> > I am interested in the ticket: Memory protection. I saw that this topic has been pursued a few times in GSoC. It would be great if someone can let me know the current status of this project and guide me about what are the contributions that can be done this year.
>> >
>> Yes, this is a frequently attempted project that slowly makes progress
>> over time. I think that Utkarsh has gotten somewhat close to a
>> workable solution, but there were some design flaws in his approach
>> for task stack protection (mainly, iterating over all the tasks) that
>> are still lingering.
>> There could be enough work here to pick up from his progress. The
>> major issue would be figuring out what  the final state of his code is
>> in, and to dig in to the design and implementation details to write a
>> concrete proposal how to bring task stack protection to a production
>> state. There may be other directions to consider as well, such as
>> improving the risc-v MMU support perhaps.
>> > Thanks and regards,
>> > Rajiv
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