[nycbug-talk] NetBSD bugfest (was: OpenBSD ipsec FBI backdoor)

fire crow fire at firecrow.com
Fri Dec 31 16:16:21 EST 2010

On Fri, Dec 31, 2010 at 1:57 PM, George Rosamond
<george at ceetonetechnology.com> wrote:
> On 12/31/10 13:06, Isaac Levy wrote:
>> On Dec 22, 2010, at 10:20 AM, Mark Saad wrote:
>>> Some new updates
>> Fascinating saga, (Mickey's posts are fascinating), here's a collection of
>> various re-print posts;
>> http://spectregroup.wordpress.com/2010/12/30/trusting-trust/
>> Happy New Year everyone!
> and to all!
> On a more concrete note, we are going to use the new year as a chance to
> shift more in a relevant direction.  Although it's all up for debate.
> Since it's safe to assume that few (on this list and beyond) are armed to
> actually audit code with the depth of IPSec and cryptography, we are working
> out some lower common denominator approaches.
> We have always (quietly) strived to have NYCBUG serve as a gateway for more
> people to be directly involved in the BSD projects as contributors, whether
> just doing PRs, providing patches, etc, and hopefully creating trajectories
> to more fundamental involvement.
> It's on that note I open the discussion, and move the thread to a more
> productive direction.  I hope.
> I am working out the details of a NetBSD-related bugfest with Christos.
>  Such activities, as a user group, can be immediately beneficial to each BSD
> and related project, and could also assist attendees in NYCBUG in playing
> more useful roles to the projects.
> Another idea is to have of presentations on code auditing, or at least
> introducing the framework.  Certainly reading the Unix classics is a great
> starting point in terms of correct coding behavior.
> We are exploring some other directions, but it's best to put the discussion
> out in the open here, and hopefully open the discussion.
> g
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that sounds awesome, a review of the kernel and scheduler structure
would be great for programmers like myself, who are just getting into
low level systems development.

I've started reading the NetBSD source, starting with
"/usr/src/sys/kern/init_main.c", any recommendations about articles or
better places in the source to start digging, that would be an awesome

before that I was reading up on minix and know that among the
developers I know (even the linux kiddies) discussing schedulers and
how processors are implemented, or the bell labs time scheduling
paper, creates a lot of interest.

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