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Re: Suggestions for a Thesis Project page on the wiki

From: Joshua Branson
Subject: Re: Suggestions for a Thesis Project page on the wiki
Date: Tue, 08 Jan 2019 09:57:48 -0500
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Almudena Garcia <liberamenso10000@gmail.com> writes:

> Thanks, It's a great idea!! :)
> BTW, the Hurd SMP project will be my final degree thesis

Really!? That's awesome!

> El lun., 7 ene. 2019 a las 21:32, Joshua Branson (<jbranso@dismail.de>) 
> escribió:
>  Hello,
>  I see that we have a google summer of code project page.  It would be
>  pretty cool if we could add suggestions for thesis-es!
>  I would like to help with the write-up for some of these issues, but
>  someone else may need to edit the final product.
>  Here are some initial ideas.  Some may be bad ideas.
>  - Port to other architectures
>    Risc-V, ARM, etc.  This may be a unsustainable.  Porting to
>    another architecture is non-trivial and requires constant investment.
>    This is a constant and ongoing process.  Would a thesis be enough to
>    keep this going strong?
>  - Persistance
>    This is probably way to vague, but it would be a cool research
>    project!
>  - Resource management
>    Currently the Hurd lacks a proper resource management framework.
>    Perhaps a student could develop a framework so that the Hurd can
>    manage resources better.
>  - Spector/Meltdown mitigation
>    Currently the hurd does not have a method of working around Spector or
>    Meltdown.  Someone could develop such a method.
>  - Setuid vs. constructor
>    I found this on the Hurdng wiki page.  Perhaps this one is too meta?
>    Possibly a bad idea?
>  - more filesystems!
>    ext3/4, btrfs, xfs, bcachefs, etc.
>  - realtime
>    Video players need to run on a realtime operating system to give the
>    best experience.  Currently the Hurd is not a real-time operating
>    system, but it could become one.
>  - Mach performance things?
>    Mach is a first generational microkernel.  There is a page talking
>    about how to simplify the mach message format, but could we do better?
>    I actually have no idea if this is a good project.  I'm just guessing
>    here.
>  - 64 bit port
>  - some cool translator?
>    - sshfs
>    - gitfs
>  --
>  Joshua Branson
>  Sent from Emacs and Gnus

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