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Date: Sun, 10 Jul 2016 21:34:29 +0530
From: Shubham Bansal <>
Subject: Re: Looking for something to WORK ON

Hi Kees,

Sorry for the late reply. I am having some problems with arranging a lot of
mails from the list.

On Wed, Jul 6, 2016 at 11:05 PM, Kees Cook <> wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 6, 2016 at 10:40 AM, Shubham Bansal
> <> wrote:
>> Hi guys,
>> I want to start with linux kernel development and looking for some
>> where I can contribute. I was looking at
>> which
>> to introduce myself on the list if I am looking for some work (thats
what I
>> am doing :) ). It would be highly appreciated if any of you guys have
>> something where I can contribute.
>> Best,
>> Shubham Bansal
> Welcome to the fun! :)
> What things are you generally interested in?
Well, I don't have any preference as such. I am open to any work that is
related to security. I have just graduated from the college. I have
background in Crypto, Reverse engg. and exploit development. But if you
need a specific topic, I would say I want to add some features from
grsecurity to main linux kernel.
> Do you have familiarity
> with a specific architecture (or do you want to _gain_ familiarity
> with a specific architecture)?
I have a good familiarity with x86,x86-64 but I also know arm. Although,
its not a problem if there is a need, I will read about it.
> There's a small list of stuff that is related to the larger project
> pieces that I try to keep up to date, of varying difficulty:

All of these sounds interesting to me. Although I didn't fully understand
some of the TODO items but few of these which I think I would like to work :

   - Move kernel stack to vmap area
   - Split thread_info off of kernel stack
   - Convert remaining BPF JITs to eBPF JIT (with blinding)
   - Write lib/test_bpf.c tests for eBPF constant blinding

But, I can work on other things also, whatever you think is appropriate. I
would prefer working on challenging project though.

Hoping for a quick reply. I want to start working as soon as possible.
> -Kees
> --
> Kees Cook
> Chrome OS & Brillo Security

Shubham Bansal

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