Application for Linux Mentorship under Linux Kernel
chaytanyas4 at gmail.com
Wed Jul 21 21:18:14 UTC 2021
Thanks for sharing the important information and task with me.
I'll get back with the solution as soon as possible.
On Thu, 22 Jul 2021, 02:38 Dwaipayan Ray, <dwaipayanray1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 22, 2021 at 2:24 AM Chaytanya Sinha <chaytanyas4 at gmail.com>
> > Respected Mentor,
> > I am interested in the Checkpatch Documentation mentorship program and I
> would like to work on the tasks for the mentee selection.
> > I will try my best to complete the tasks as soon as possible.
> > Regards
> Thanks for your interest in working with the checkpatch documentation.
> The zeroth task is to learn suitable netiquette for the communication with
> the kernel community. Below are some basic rules and pointers for this
> mentorship. More information on kernel netiquette is also at
> First, please do not top-post.
> A: Because we read from top to bottom, left to right.
> Q: Why should I start my reply below the quoted text?
> A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
> Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?
> A: The lost context.
> Q: What makes top-posted replies harder to read than bottom-posted?
> A: Yes.
> Q: Should I trim down the quoted part of an email to which I'm
> Second, please always CC: linux-kernel-mentees at lists.linuxfoundation.org.
> Third, set up your email client according to the kernel community
> rules. Here is some information to that:
> Generally more information on submitting patches and responding on
> replies is at
> Once the zeroth task is understood, you can now move on to the first
> task: Running checkpatch on a specific file.
> Get a clone of the Linux kernel repository.
> The script checkpatch.pl is under the scripts directory.
> Then, the first task is to run checkpatch.pl on a few files below
> and share the results:
> Which information on these rules that checkpatch warns about
> is available in the Checkpatch Documentation?
> If documentation of these rules is available, explain your
> understanding of the rules in your own words.
> If no information is available in the documentation,
> explain your understanding of the rule.
> In any case, explain the violation that is checked and raised in the
> checkpatch script, i.e., what is implemented in checkpatch to check
> the rule and possible violations. Which code in the checkpatch script
> is raising the warning? What does it check and how is that
> Explain how to possibly fix this code with regards to that violation.
> Once you succeed on this first task, we inform you about the further
> second and third task. If you fail on any of those tasks, you are out
> of the selection process.
> The selection of the mentee will happen according to schedule,
> at earliest on August 12th and at latest at the end of August.
> More information is available at
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