|Subject:||Re: Contributing to Hurd|
|Date:||Sun, 3 Mar 2019 17:28:36 +0100|
As usual, I forgot the attachments :) Missatge de Joan Lledó <email@example.com> del dia dg., 3 de març 2019 a les 17:25: > > Hi, > > > Joan, where do think something could be missing? > > Maybe a good start is to read and understand all the code of the > translator and explain what every function does. That could be useful > for others who want to contribute to the Hurd, not only on the lwip > translator. Back in my GSoC I took some notes about pfinet, lwip, > glibc and ip6. Attached are the notes but please Sooraj, take into > account these are personal notes, not intended to be published and the > statements I make in these documents *may be wrong*. I hope these > notes help you to complete your documentation. > > Another thing you could do as part of your thesis is to make > performance tests on both lwip and pfinet translators, to check which > is faster and what's the difference. I never tested this, but I > remember Justus did some quick tests and said the lwip translator was > far slower than pfinet. It would be nice to confirm it and figure out > why. > > >Also, are there perhaps some features that Sooraj could work on? > > If I remember correctly, poll() and ppoll() on glibc end up calling > the io_select operation. Maybe a good exercise would be to add a new > 'poll' operation to the pfinet interface, b/c it's not a big change > but it requires changes on glibc, the MIG interface and the > translator, so it's a nice exercise to have the full picture of how > the Hurd works. > > What do you think?
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