Hans Peter Anvin
January 12, 1972 |
|Residence||San Jose, California|
|Known for||SYSLINUX, Linux kernel|
|Website||H. Peter Anvin's nonexistent home page|
Hans Peter Anvin, known as H. Peter Anvin, or simply Peter Anvin, or even hpa, is a Swedish computer programmer who has distinguished himself by his contributions to Free and open source software projects. He is the originator of SYSLINUX, Linux Assigned Names and Numbers Authority (LANANA), and various Linux kernel features such as:
- UNIX98 ptys
- CPUID driver
- The Linux kernel automounter
- RAID 6 support
- x32 ABI
- klibc – a minimalistic subset of the standard C library
Anvin was previously maintainer of the linux.* Usenet newsgroup hierarchy and the Linux kernel archives at kernel.org, wrote the original Swap Space How-to, and the "Linux/I386 Boot Protocol" (file: linux/Documentation/i386/boot.txt)
Peter Anvin graduated in 1994 from Northwestern University, where he also was president of the Northwestern Amateur Radio Society (W9BGX); his amateur radio call sign is AD6QZ (formerly N9ITP). According to his personal web site, he is a believer in the Bahá'í Faith.
In addition to his regular employment at Intel's Open Source Technology Center, Anvin is currently co-maintainer of the unified x86/x86-64 Linux kernel tree, chief maintainer of the Netwide Assembler (NASM) and SYSLINUX projects. Previous employers include Transmeta, where he performed as architect and technical director; Orion Multisystems, working on CPU architecture and code morphing software; and rPath.
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- Anvin, H. Peter (2004–2009). "The mathematics of RAID-6" (PDF). kernel.org. Retrieved August 2, 2009.
- H. Peter Anvin (August 27, 2011). "RFD: x32 ABI system call numbers". Retrieved May 15, 2012.
- "Reunion 2009 – Class of 1994 – Who's Wanted". Reunions & Homecoming. Northwestern Alumni Association. April 8, 2009. Retrieved August 2, 2009.
- "H. Peter Anvin's home page". Retrieved April 30, 2013.
- Linux kernel traffic quotes: H. Peter Anvin
- Kehrer, Anika; Magnus, Nils (March 26, 2009). "Video Interview with Kernel Developer Peter Anvin". Linux Magazine. Linux New Media. Retrieved August 2, 2009.