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Date:	Sun, 5 Jan 2014 21:29:51 +0000
From:	One Thousand Gnomes <>
To:	"Gideon D'souza" <>
Subject: Re: How does a newbie find work?

> I've made small contributions to other OSS projects before but now I'm
> at a loss for how to study the kernel code base, what to try to
> break/change to study how the kernel works.

LXR is useful for finding code and where it goes, but the kernel is a big
project. Don't assume anyone knows how of all it works.

> Is there some simple work a newbie like me can take up? Any maintainer
> need some grunt work done? Or perhaps someone could suggest a pet
> project I could try to understand things better? (Should I be learning
> how to write device drivers?)
> Things that are very interesting to me so far are the KVM and the Scheduler.

Then I would fiddle with KVM and the scheduler !

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