Hans Peter Anvin
|Born||12 January 1972|
|Residence||San Jose, California|
|Known for||SYSLINUX, Linux kernel|
Hans Peter Anvin (born 12 January 1972), also known as H. Peter Anvin, Peter Anvin, or even hpa, is a Swedish-American computer programmer who has distinguished himself by his contributions to free and open-source software projects.
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 was a long-time 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.
Linux kernel works
- UNIX98 ptys
- CPUID driver
- The Linux kernel automounter
- RAID 6 support
- x32 ABI
- klibc – a minimalistic subset of the standard C library
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- "List of Linux Luminaries". Who's Who. Linux Online. 2008. Archived from the original on March 9, 2009. Retrieved August 2, 2009.
- "Developer page – H. Peter Anvin". Softpedia. 2009. Archived from the original on April 3, 2010. Retrieved August 2, 2009.
- "Reunion 2009 – Class of 1994 – Who's Wanted". Reunions & Homecoming. Northwestern Alumni Association. April 8, 2009. Archived from the original on July 20, 2011. Retrieved August 2, 2009.
- "H. Peter Anvin's home page". Archived from the original on May 4, 2013. Retrieved April 30, 2013.
- H. Peter Anvin (January 25, 2018). "x86: Mark hpa as a "Designated Reviewer" for the time being". Retrieved January 29, 2018.
- 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 January 29, 2018.
- 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.