GSoC 2015

Prateek Gupta prateekgupta.3991 at
Wed Mar 11 20:06:08 UTC 2015

Thanks for the replies.
I am sorry that I could not reply any sooner because I was out of station.
I have started working on the proposal and will soon share an initial draft
for insight. In the meantime I have some queries which I will convey to you


On Thu, Mar 5, 2015 at 8:28 AM, Rajul Srivastava <rajul.iitkgp at>

> Hi Prateek,
> > I am a 4th year undergraduate student pursuing B.E.(Hons.) Computer
> Science
> > from BITS Pilani, India.
> Glad to see you here.
> > I am interested to participate in GSoC 2015 and
> > find strace as an interesting project to contribute.
> We look forward to your application.
> > I have worked with the ftrace utility in linux as a part of a power and
> > performance analysis project for GPU where I used the time difference
> > between gpu ioctl calls for calculating the instantaneous Frames Per
> Second
> > delivered.
> Your experience with ftrace is definitely very impressive and will be
> really handy.
> > I am going through the initial wiki reading understanding. I have
> installed
> > strace and cloned the source code.If you can guide me to some helpful
> links
> > which would help me in understanding strace better.
> As Philippe has already mentioned, unfortunately the wiki of strace
> currently is not very informative. However, since strace is kind of a
> small codebase, I will encourage you to start exploring the code and
> getting a high-level understanding of its various components. Also, as
> Philippe has suggested, if you can contribute some documentation, it
> will be really appreciated.
> > Now i am looking up to some bugfixes which would help me to dive into the
> > code for better understanding.
> We also, unfortunately do not maintain our own bug list. However, you
> may find interesting bugs to work on the bug lists of the various
> distributions that use strace, like Debian [1], Ubuntu [2] , Gentoo,
> etc.
> I will suggest that you zero on the project(s) that you will be
> submitting a proposal for soon, and start researching about them. If
> you can make a first draft of your proposal soon, then we can go
> through it and make suggestions leading ultimately to way better
> quality proposal in the end.
> Hope this helps,
> Regards,
> Rajul
> [1];dist=unstable
> [2]
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