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Re: GSoC projects

From: Thomas Schwinge
Subject: Re: GSoC projects
Date: Sat, 2 Aug 2008 19:12:25 +0200
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On Sat, Aug 02, 2008 at 03:19:20PM +0530, Madhusudan C.S wrote:
> (a) I am Madhusudan.C.S. I am working on implementing a GNU/Linux compatible
> /proc pseudo filesystem. The major goal is to make the /proc available on
> Hurd, so that procps and psmisc tools like kill, pgrep, pkill, top, killall
> among other things which depend on /proc run out of the box. I have
> implemented the important parts of /proc till now and have been able to get
> pgrep working fine till now (pkill also seems to work, but some  testing is
> needed). I will be working on making more procps tools available.

Good!  :-)

> (b) As both antrik and Samuel suggested procfs should be a part of main Hurd
> tree. Can you please tell me the rules?

Hmm.  I'd say it should clearly reside in an external module, on its own.
As it is a stand-alone thing, a separate translator.  How do the others
reason about why it should be yet-another subdirectory in the main Hurd


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