Port FreeBSD to a smartphone (any make and model) for GSoC15

Rakesh Sharma rakesh.mails2 at gmail.com
Wed Mar 25 12:57:47 UTC 2015

Respected sir, I ve forwarded it to freebsd-hackers mailing list. Is their
any other mailing list where i should send it ? please let me know. i am
really interested to work on this project

Thank You

Rakesh Kumar Sharma

On Wed, Mar 25, 2015 at 5:54 AM, Rakesh Sharma <rakesh.mails2 at gmail.com>

> I am Rakesh Kumar Sharma, an engineering Student of NIT Karnataka.
> I Am Interested in working on porting Free BSD to a smartphone (any make
> or model).sorry for late writing, i wasnt aware of GSoC, my friend recently
> suggested me about it. I am not much into the field, but I believe i can
> pull it off as I am hardworking and have good technical skills.
> one idea is to dual boot the free bsd like ubuntu touch, we need to
> install the BSD to the memory of the device, and than loading the kernel
> from inside the android kernel. this process should kill all the android
> processes except the ones really needed. the BSD kernel will load the
> required files and overtake the android kernel. I Checked BSD have its ARM
> version support, so i think instruction porting wont be needed.
> The second idea is to entirely replace the original kernel and operating
> system, in this case i need to do some research, but i believe i should be
> able to modify the boot loader to boot the BSD RISC Kernel stored in my
> memory, with problems of course, then i can modify the kernel to fix the
> bugs. I idea is not to replace the entire operating system, as if something
> goes wrong i can return to my old os, This can be changed later.
> Please provide me suggestions, and comments on my idea. i am really
> looking forward to working on it, I have an old device which i can work on,
> and a new intel x86 phone, which stand more chance of success.
> Thank you

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