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Date:	Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:15:40 +0800
From:	Chen Gang <>
To:	Richard Weinberger <>,
	Nick Krause <>,
	Richard Weinberger <>
CC:	Steven Rostedt <>,
	Harvey Harrison <>,
	Måns Rullgård <>,
	Greg KH <>,
	John Stultz <>,
	Paul Gortmaker <>,
	Wei Yongjun <>,
	Dan Carpenter <>,,
	"" <>,
	"" <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] staging: Change kzalloc to kcalloc

Excuse me, I did not see the patch details, but I guess it is about
whether welcome a new member to upstream kernel. For me, I have 3 ideas
about it if I am a newbie or a normal kernel developer:

 - Do I have enough basic skills for it?

    - Do I developed one or more another real world projects with C?
      (they are successful projects -- at least, not failure projects)

    - Can I construct related develop environments to support what I do?
      (e.g. building and testing for upstream kernel)

    - Am I familiar the basic working flow about kernel mailing list.
      (e.g. format-patch, sending patch, email client configuration...).

 - Do I have a correct attitude on it?

    - Am I careful enough?
      (e.g. if find some details may doubt, try to check and clear them)
      (it is always neccessary for all patches)

    - Am I try my best for it?
      (e.g. when finish coding, try what I can do: build, run and test).
      (it is neccessary for most cases)

    - Do I have negative effect with others?
      (e.g. discourage the newbies, or send spam to other members ...).
      (need always try to avoid)

 - Do I really love programming, also love open source kernel?

    - Do I love it, or I have to do it for another reason?
      (I guess, most of gmail members in open source, love programming).

    - Do I still love programming if I am discouraged by any members?

    - Do I still love open source kernel if discouraged by any members?


On 07/25/2014 03:11 AM, Richard Weinberger wrote:
> Am 24.07.2014 21:05, schrieb Nick Krause:
>> On Thu, Jul 24, 2014 at 2:55 PM, Nick Krause <> wrote:
>>> On Thu, Jul 24, 2014 at 2:49 PM, Richard Weinberger
>>> <> wrote:
>>>> On Thu, Jul 24, 2014 at 8:41 PM, Nick Krause <> wrote:
>>>>> Steve,
>>>>> I have programming a lot in other areas just not the kernel.
>>>>> You are right through I need to test my code better through.
>>>> Nick,
>>>> let's make a deal.
>>>> Take the challenge at After you've solved all
>>>> tasks we'll accept patches from you.
>>>> --
>>>> Thanks,
>>>> //richard
>>> That's fine,
>>> So Sorry :(.
>>> Nick
>> I sent the challenge a email. Seems that there not replying.
> Patience is a virtue.
> Thanks,
> //richard

Chen Gang

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