BYU

Abstract by Jordan Whitehead

Personal Infomation


Presenter's Name

Jordan Whitehead

Co-Presenters

None

Degree Level

Undergraduate

Co-Authors

None

Abstract Infomation


Department

Computer Science

Faculty Advisor

Daniel Zappala

Title

Hacking the Linux Kernel for Fun and Publications

Abstract

Researchers often consider the operating system to be static functionality: untouchable and opaque. When confronted with a problem not be easily addressed in userspace, they may resort to inefficient workarounds or project abandonment. In this presentation we illuminate modification of the Linux and Windows kernel as a research vehicle. We explore how researchers new to kernel development can work with it effectively. Lastly, we share examples of our kernel modifications that have enabled research in our lab.