[Linux-kernel-mentees] Patch guidelines and tips

Mauro Carvalho Chehab mchehab at kernel.org
Thu Jun 27 09:48:33 UTC 2019

Em Wed, 26 Jun 2019 18:38:31 -0600
Shuah Khan <skhan at linuxfoundation.org> escreveu:

> Mentees,
> Thanks for your active participation in working towards the
> required contributions. A few tips and guidelines to make
> this experience productive for us all.
> - Before you start working on a task, please check the archive
>    first to see if a patch is already in progress. This avoids
>    duplicated efforts.
>   https://lists.linuxfoundation.org/pipermail/linux-kernel-mentees/
> - For documentation tasks, start small with picking one file for
>    conversion first. You don't have to work on all the files in a
>    directory in one step. Working on a single file helps you get
>    over the learning curve and then you can take on larger set of
>    files as needed.
>    If in doubt, send email to maintainers - starting with me if you
>    prefer.

Please feel free to send e-mail to me with regards to documentation
tasks. I'm open to help with that.

Also, I have a big series of documentation patches under discussion
for the merge process. So, better to check with me before trying to
work on something that was already done.

> These steps are all documented on the project page. Don't forget to
> do the following when you send patches:
> - Please copy mailing lists and maintainers/developers suggested by
>    scripts/get_maintainer.pl
> - Please run scripts/checkpatch.pl before sending the patch.
> - Compile and test - Documentation compile steps have been documented.
> thanks,
> -- Shuah


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