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Re: Google summer code 2016 project ideas

One question about porting posix test suite onto netbsd.
Right now the suite can execute on Linux and mac OS(I have not tested
there should be some fixes in Makefile to let it run on netbsd because it
cannot be compiled now.
My question is the output of this suite on Linux (and macOS) reports PASS
for some tests and FAILED for some others.
My question about the porting is after changing the makefile to make it run
on netbsd, shall we change the kernel to make all failed tests pass?
Or making all tests execute is the goal and we do not care about the result?

Thanks, Charles

2016-03-02 13:14 GMT-08:00 Charles Cui <>:

> Thanks Christos for the input, I will follow your advices.
> 2016-03-02 7:50 GMT-08:00 Christos Zoulas <>:
>> In article <
>> Charles Cui  <> wrote:
>> >-=-=-=-=-=-
>> >
>> >Hi Christos,
>> >
>> >    Thanks for your reply! Requiring kernel modifications is even
>> >interesting to me.
>> >I also have some experiences in improving kernel mechanisms like spin
>> locks
>> >and scheduling subsystem( in Linux and BSD system). It would be very
>> >existing to see my code is merged into the main source tree. I have one
>> >more question about the application of GSOC. What shall I do in this
>> phase
>> >to let the community believe that I have the ability to complete this
>> >project (and increase the probability of being selected)? I know some
>> >students may submit small fix to the target system. Actually, I can start
>> >the coding in my spare time now if you want. (Dose it convince you guys?)
>> You should start writing your application to GSoC. Also install NetBSD
>> on something (so that you can test), and start participating in the
>> discussions in the technical lists that have subjects that interest you.
>> Best,
>> christos

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