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 = Hackathon 15 =  # Hackathon 16
   
 The 15th NetBSD hackathon will be run from August 10th to August 15th.  The 16th NetBSD hackathon will be run from February 10th to February 12th.
 This time, it's a documentation hackathon ('docathon'), our main  Our goal is fixing all the bugs that needs fixing to get
 focus is improving the NetBSD documentation and advertising.  [[NetBSD-current|http://www.NetBSD.org/docs/current/]] ready for the
   creation of the NetBSD 6.0 release branch.
   
 Join us on the IRC channel #netbsd-code on freenode (irc.freenode.net).  Join us on the IRC channel #netbsd-code on freenode (irc.freenode.net).
 Just join, have a look around and ask your questions or what work needs to be done.  Just join, have a look around and ask your questions or what work needs to
   be done.
   
 There's also a thread on netbsd-users, just drop a mail if you're interested.  ## Primary goals
   
 Additionally, this hackathon will be held parallel to the CCC camp (http://camp.ccc.de).  We want NetBSD 6.0 to be the best NetBSD release ever. There are already
 Some NetBSD people will be there and expressed interest in a meeting.  a lot of great features in it:
 Mail to the list if you're interested in the meeting, or contact  
 via Jabber (prng@jabber.in-berlin.de) or in IRCNet/Freenode (nick: gnrp).  * Improved kernel performance and scalibity
   * New kernel module framework with automatic module loading
   * Logic Volume Manager
 == Primary goals ==  * NetBSD Packet Filter
   * Xen SMP support
 We see four main goals one could achieve within five days with enough manpower:  * Flash file-system CHFS
   * Automated Regression Testing
 1. Update and complete the several guides we have.  * Improved FUSE support
 The NetBSD guide could have some updates (e.g. one could write about npf,  * Updated Linux emulation
 or write one guide for it on its own).  * GCC 4.5.3
 The internals guide has many XXXs in it, too, and the part about regression  * Updated X.org X11 distribution
 testing is factually empty, and perhaps could need one guide on its own.  * SMTP authentication client built into Postfix (now version 2.8.7)
   * New and enhanced drivers
 2. The wiki needs some work on it.  * ... and many other features
 The old wiki needs to be migrated completely into the new one.  
   To make sure that NetBSD users get the best possible experience of
 3. NetBSD could need some new advertising material. Anyone good in writing  the new release we would like to fix as many as possible of the
 texts can make new texts for the current flyers, and if you're good with  following bugs:
 inkscape and scribus, creating one or two posters for exhibitions would be  
 nice, too.  Critical bugs:
   
 4. Minor improvements (working on manpages), thinking about versioning the  * [[PR 45677|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/45677]]: The stress_killer test sometimes does
 documentation, address some topics that was not written about before.  * [[PR 45708|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/45708]]: Unable to read big files from large FFSv2 (12TB), ls out of swap
   * [[PR 44788|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/44788]]: mlock(2) panic
   * [[PR 45187|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/45187]]: select(2) sometimes doesn't wakeup
 == Possible topics ==  * [[PR 45833|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/45833]]: occasional crash of 5.99.59: SPL NOT LOWERED ON TRAP EXIT
   
 There were several suggestions on what could be done, so here are topics  Important bugs:
 somebody wanted to be addressed:  
   * [[PR 38670|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/38670]]: ^Z does not seems to suspend programs that vfork'ed and wait.
 === Working on guides ===  * [[PR 38965|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/38965]]: ktrace locking issue
  * Create a list of notebooks and netbooks running NetBSd, what is missing  * [[PR 39420|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/39420]]: stopped processes can hold locks
    with them and what is running. This page could suit well into the wiki  * [[PR 42663|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/42663]]: lwp_exit() might race with lwp_free()
    where it is editable by more people.  * [[PR 44658|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/44658]]: spurious chroot escape warning
  * genfs, fifofs, layerfs and specfs actually have no manpages and nearly no  * [[PR 34735|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/34735]]: diagnostic assertion failed genfs_vnops.c 1123
    documentation. Documenting them would be good for writing new FSs.  * [[PR 38760|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/38760]]: umount -f /usr panics the system
  * Look into internals guide. Every chapter (except for five) has XXXs in it  * [[PR 39548|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/39548]]: kernel debugging assertion "(vp->v_flag & VONWORKLST)" failed
    or misses fundamental information.  * [[PR 30525|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/30525]]: remounting ffs read-only (mount -ur) does not sync metadata
  * Regression testing needs to be documented. It has a chapter in the  * [[PR 39264|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/39264]]: newfs can create a filesystem with > 2^31 inodes, which doesn't work (?)
    internals guide, but I want to stress this topic, as it is important for  * [[PR 40562|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/40562]]: busy loop in ffs_sync when unmounting a file system
    people new to developing with NetBSD.  * [[PR 41013|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/41013]]: netbsd5-rc2 crash (kernel diagnostic assertion "vp->v_usecount == 1" failed)
  * The Xen-howto could be updated (http://www.lumbercartel.ca/library/xen/  * [[PR 39371|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/39371]]: wapbl should allow mounting "/" even if journal is hosed
    might be a good source).  * [[PR 39609|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/39609]]: wapbl "replaying log to disk" message is potentially misleading
  * Write an introduction for people coming from Linux and migrating to  * [[PR 32318|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/32318]]: NFS client or server hang
    NetBSD, the main differences to consider, etc.  * [[PR 39385|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/39385]]: unmounting ptyfs with busy ptys causes deadlock in vrele
  * Create an npf guide (similarly to the PF user's guide  * [[PR 40388|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/40388]]: IPv6 incompatibility with pre-5.99.6 binary
    http://openbsd.org/faq/pf/index.html). This doesn't need to be as lengthy  * [[PR 38078|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/38078]]: IPFilter lacks documentation almost completely
    as the OpenBSD one, but having one would be nice.  * [[PR 38457|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/38457]]: ipf doesn't handle IPv6 fragments
    This can also be addressed in the guide's chapter concerning firewalls.  * [[PR 39066|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/39066]]: Tty settings mangled.
  * The pkgsrc guide could also need updates. Additionally, it would be good  * [[PR 4029|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/4029]]: Register usage doesn't comply with SPARC ABI
    for people new to pkgsrc if the way make works and how dependencies are  * [[PR 44705|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/44705]]: libc violates sparc ABI by using %g7
    automatically resolved would be documented in the guide.  * [[PR 38540|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/38540]]: recent i386 GENERIC kernel cannot boot with VIA chipset
    That would make it much easier for people who want to contribute.  * [[PR 38643|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/38643]]: (dM) st tape drive loses data
  * Write an example on how to migrate NetBSD to a new platform.  * [[PR 39305|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/39305]]: loops through gre(4) cause a hang or crash
  * Gather and actualize bluetooth information. The chapter in the guide could  * [[PR 42420|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/42420]]: $ORIGIN undefined on NetBSD
    be updated.  * [[PR 40066|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/40066]]: gcc -O1 generates wrong code in loop optimize
  * Write an article on how to contribute. At the moment, there is  * [[PR 40468|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/40468]]: Optimizer bug suspected -- porting devel/libffi to NetBSD/powerpc
    http://www.netbsd.org/contrib/, but having a guide on how NetBSD  * [[PR 30756|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/30756]]: gdb not usable for live debugging of threaded programs
    development really works, where the code lies and how e.g. the website  * [[PR 41936|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/41936]]: gdb does not work for threaded programs on sparc64
    is made (it took me weeks to figure out where the website lies), etc. would  * [[PR 41208|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/41208]]: objcopy -S -O binary aborts w/ BFD internal error
    be good.  * [[PR 41127|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/41127]]: Update/improve newfs docs regarding raw devices
   * [[PR 45762|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/45762]]: ntpd default config violates pool.ntp.org policy
 === wiki ===  * [[PR 40346|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/40346]]: libexpat should be in base.tgz
  * Migrate articles from the old user wiki (http://wiki-static.aydogan.net/)  * [[PR 9582|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/9582]]: sysinst doesn't allow source or pkgsrc installation
    to the new one. Some progress was documented in  * [[PR 38571|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/38571]]: sysinst runs "postinstall fix"
    http://wiki.netbsd.org/users/asau/.  * [[PR 12769|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/12769]]: clarify the upgrade notes for when the sets are on /usr
  * Design a new wiki frontpage and think about how to order the wiki. The old  * [[PR 43314|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/43314]]: pc relative relocations are "off by 1*size" on vax
    user wiki had a pretty nice one.  * [[PR 44159|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/44159]]: startx (xinit) fails
  * Create a site for 'general tips' related to NetBSD that don't really fit  * [[PR 45153|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/45153]]: there should be a build.sh target for building live images
    into any other category.  * [[PR 45155|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/45155]]: there are no usb-stick installer images
  * Think of an easier way for new users (non-developers) to contribute to the  * [[PR 45439|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/45439]]: gcc generates out-of-range branch insn for m68k
    wiki. At the moment, the way with getting an OpenID, writing a mail,  * [[PR 45573|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/45573]]: internal compiler error when building f2c on sparc64
    waiting for creation and activation is long and difficult.  * [[PR 45620|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/45620]]: MAKEDEV failures remains unoticed in miniroot build
    One could e.g. think about having a simple NetBSD OpenID-server (SimpleID  * [[PR 45628|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/45628]]: acpicpu(4) changes between 5.99.55 and 5.99.56 break amd64
    is quite nice for that) and a registration form so that you don't have to  * [[PR 45816|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/45816]]: Screen corruption in German sysinst install
    dig through OpenID first to get an account.  * [[PR 45854|http://gnats.NetBSD.org/45854]]: vnode clean list corruption?
   
 === advertising material ===  
  * Work out posters (potentially A0) for exhibitions. Anybody fond with  
    inkscape, scribus and design could do great work on that!  
  * Work over the advertising materials, the exiting can be seen here:  
    http://www.netbsd.org/gallery/advocacy/.  
    They have nice designs, but are fairly outdated and don't really outline  
    what NetBSDs benefits are.  
  * Design new wallpapers. NetBSD needs nice wallpapers for your desktop. ;)  
   
 === miscellanous documentation ===  
  * pcap(3) could need cross-links (e.g. pcap_next and pcap_next_ex).  
  * Work over vfs(9) and vnode(9) (some functions missing), and insert them  
    into the internals guide.  
  * Work through the packages in pkgsrc/x11 and xsrc and document  
    correspondences and version numbers there. This is important for working  
    on pkgsrc's Xorg.  
  * Update the pages for possible projects and bounties, and think of some  
    infrastructure on how to make it easily appendable. Currently, there are  
    three pages for that issue: http://wiki.netbsd.org/projects/,  
    http://wiki-static.aydogan.net/Bounties and  
    http://www.netbsd.org/contrib/projects.html.  
    I think, merging them all into one with a good table for all would be  
    possible, also coming up with new and gathering existing ideas and  
    contributing them.  

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