Re: From which tree can I start Linux kernel development

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On Thu, 2012-06-28 at 18:14 -0300, Ezequiel Garcia wrote: 
> On Thu, Jun 28, 2012 at 1:01 PM, Sannu K <sannumail4foss@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Hi All,
> >
> > I would like to contribute to linux kernel. I have gone through the
> > coding style used and other stuffs. I would like to plunge into kernel
> > development. To do that should I start with linux-next git tree?
> >
> > Please let me know whether the following procedure is correct:
> > 1. Clone linux-next tree.
> > 2. Make modifications.
> > 3. Create patch and check it against checkpatch.pl.
> > 4. Mail patch to the maintainers.
> > 5. Get the patches reviewed and do necessary changes. Do step 4 and
> > step5 as many time as necessary.
> > 6. Patch gets merges into kernel.
> >
> > I would like to work on stuff related to graphics or video. Is there any
> > small task that I could start with? Please provide some pointers and
> > suggestions.
> >
> 
> That's more or less right. Don't forget linux-next cant't rebased
> because every day a new git tree is created. This is important
> when rebasing commits.
> 
> There are also subsystem trees you can pickup to do development.
> Just to name a few:
> - alsa
> - media
> - m68k arch
> 
> all have a git tree to work. You can find them on git.kernel.org.
> 

If there is a subsystem then should I use the subsystem's tree than
linux-next tree?

> Also:
> - kernel people hate top-posting
> - kernel people hate non-text mail
> - learn git
> - read Documentation/SubmittingPatches **carefully**
> - watch gregkh [1]
> 
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLBrBBImJt4
> 
> Good luck,
> Ezequiel.

Thanks for the link.

Thanks,
Sannu


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