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Date: Thu, 14 May 2020 19:20:37 +0200
From: Oscar Carter <>
To: Kees Cook <>
Cc: Oscar Carter <>,
Subject: Re: Get involved in the KSPP

On Mon, May 11, 2020 at 09:15:18AM -0700, Kees Cook wrote:
> On Sat, May 09, 2020 at 02:20:08PM +0200, Oscar Carter wrote:
> > Hi, my name is Oscar. I would like to get involved in the kernel self protection
> > project because I love the software security and I think this is one of the most
> > challenging fields.
> Hi Oscar! Welcome to the mailing list. :)

Hi, thanks for the welcome.

> > I have experience in microcrontrollers and working with low level software, but
> > my experience with the linux kernel development is a few commits in the staging
> > area.
> >
> > For now, and due to my low experience with the linux kernel code and software
> > security, I do not care about the area and task to be done. What I pretend is to
> > help this great community and improve my knowledge and skills in this
> > challenging field.
> >
> > So, I would like to know if I can be assigned to some task that suits me. I've
> > taken a look at but I don't know which task
> > to choose and if someone else is working on it.
> There's "good first issue" label that might help you choose things:

I saw it, but even so it's difficult to me to choose with my knowledge about
this field. Sorry.

> One mostly mechanical bit of work would be this:
> There are likely more fixes needed to build the kernel with
> -Wcast-function-type (especially on non-x86 kernels). So that would let
> you learn about cross-compiling, etc.
> Let us know what you think!

Great. This task seems good to me. I'm already working on it but I would like to
know if it's correct to compile my work against the master branch of Linus tree
or if there is some other better branch and tree.

> Take care,
> --
> Kees Cook

Thanks for your advices and comments.

Oscar Carter

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