[GSOC] Introduction and Microproject

Dmitry V. Levin ldv at altlinux.org
Mon Mar 15 01:40:46 UTC 2021

Hi Srikavin,

On Sun, Mar 14, 2021 at 06:34:38PM -0400, Srikavin Ramkumar wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I'm Srikavin, and I'm currently studying Computer Science and Math at
> University of Maryland. I have experience with C and a working
> understanding of system internals, and I've used strace in the past to
> aid with reverse engineering unknown binaries.
> I have not decided on a project idea yet, but I'm looking at "Implement
> a syscall parser / parser test generator". I'm still gaining an
> understanding of syzkaller's syscall representation [1] and strace's
> internals.

Thank you for showing your interest in contributing to the strace

> Would writing more tests for prctl.c [2] be a good microproject?

Yes, you're spot on, prctl.c is one of few files with low code coverage,
and writing tests for those parts of prctl.c that are lacking code
coverage should be relatively easy.


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