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Date: Sat, 30 Nov 2019 09:11:36 -0800
From: Kees Cook <>
To: Kassad <>
Cc: Mark Rutland <>,
Subject: Re: Contributing to KSPP newbie

On Fri, Nov 29, 2019 at 12:32:17PM -0500, Kassad wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 29, 2019 at 6:29 AM Mark Rutland <> wrote:
> > On Thu, Nov 28, 2019 at 11:39:11PM -0500, Kassad wrote:
> > > Hey Kees,
> > >
> > > I'm 3rd university student interested in learning more about the linux kernel.
> > > I'm came across this subsystem, since it aligns with my interest in security.

Hi! Welcome to the list. :)

> > > Do you think as a newbie this task
> > will
> > > be a good starting point?
> >
> > I think this specific task (Disable arm32 kuser helpers) has already
> > been done, and the ticket is stale.
> This might be a bit to vague but is there any task that is beginner
> friendly? I did have a look at todo list and most of them look quite
> daunting.

I tried marking some bugs with "good first issue", but it looks like
people are already chipping away at things:

I haven't checked on this thread of discussion recently:
There might be some work in there still to replace odd uses of

Kees Cook

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