[Linux-kernel-mentees] Evaluate and Improve checkpatch: general doubts about project

Ujjwal Kumar ujjwalkumar0501 at gmail.com
Wed Sep 9 09:17:15 UTC 2020

On 09/09/20 12:15 pm, Lukas Bulwahn wrote:
> On Wed, 9 Sep 2020, Ujjwal Kumar wrote:
>> Hello Lukas,
>> I'm Ujjwal Kumar, and this is my first mail to the community :).
>> Recently I came across the following project on Community Bridge:
>> "Linux Kernel: Evaluate and Improve checkpatch.pl"
>> I'm interested in the project (as I think of it as a head-start for me with
>> Linux kernel development).
>> While I was going through prerequisites and mailing list archives, some doubts
>> came to my mind. These are:
>> 1. The prerequisite says: "Show that you are able to modify checkpatch.pl and
>> get a change accepted in the community". Because I'm a bit late I am wondering
>> if it is even possible to get a patch accepted and hence to complete the
>> prerequisite. As you are not familiar with my abilities and knowledge, please
>> consider answering this based on your experience.
> You will need to be experienced with perl, basic English writing skills, 
> and need to show some basic scientific thinking, i.e., understand how to 
> evaluate a change on a larger dataset to estimate pros and cons.
>> 2. I already see some people working around the project, so I have this
>> specific doubt. Does the nature of this particular project allow selection and
>> hence the contribution of more than one mentee?
> The project provides different areas of focus and there is enough work and 
> investigation to look into. Multiple mentees can be mentored on this 
> project.
> The selection is based on the most promising learning curve and the 
> mentee's ability to structure and show that they can identify an issue and 
> find reasonable solutions through the discussion with the mentor and the 
> community.

Thank you for clearing my doubts. I really appreciate your quick response.

> The first task is to set up a working environment that allows contribution 
> of changes to the kernel community and the follow-up discussion.
> Lukas
I have completed the course on Beginner's Guide to Linux Kernel Developement.
So I'm all ready with the working environment.

Thank You,

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