Kernel Development Learning Pipeline
KDLP Spring 2023 Midterm Presentation Guidelines
- Short pre-recorded presentation about research into a topic of your choice
- Propose topic and outline ahead of time
- Plenty of room to be creative 🙂
- Example midpoint presentation topics (pick one of these or propose your own):
- What is the OOM killer?
- Why are there multiple versions of some syscalls with numbers at the end? What issue were they added to address?
- pipe, pipe2, pipe3
- dup, dup2, dup3
- Why do some syscalls have a version ending in
at? What issue were they added to address?
- open vs openat
- fstat vs fstatat
- rename vs renameat
- symlink vs symlinkat
- What does .config do? How does it interact with the build process for the kernel?
- What is physical and virtual memory? Why is there a distinction between the two?
- What are all the ways that a process running on a cpu could be interrupted and switched to running code in the kernel?
- What is the history of git? How does it fit into the bigger picture of version control software?
- Or pick your own!
- Select a topic and send us your proposal with a short outline by 23:59 02/27/2023 EST
- Presentation requirements:
- 10 ± 1 minutes long
- Must include some sort of visual component:
- Must include some sort of live demo in the terminal
- Must include discussion of some snippet(s) kernel code that is relevant to your topic
- Upload a recording somewhere we can access it (e.g. an unlisted video on youtube and send us a link)
- You can use free software like OBS to record your screen or just make a meeting on zoom or google meet where you can share your screen and record it.
- Submit a link to your presentation by 23:59 03/13/2023 EST