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“At Red Hat, we keep a zombie Linux kernel alive”

Frankenkernel Nanny Page

From the funny-job-descriptions Dept:

The Frankenkernel Nanny page at RedHat advertises the following role, if you are interested:

At Red Hat, we keep a zombie Linux kernel alive. And not just alive, we transplant vital organs and sew additional hands on it. We do this by taking git commits from much newer Linux kernels, distorting them in creative ways and applying them to our own git.

We need a daemon that watches both git trees, parses commit messages (which are kind of free form), stores the obtained metadata in a database and based on the metadata figures out what original commits belong to our distorted commits. The daemon will also be able to use the metadata to detect that we forgot some important bugfixes or that we screwed up in other interesting ways.

You can apply on the page.

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