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Date:	Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:20:18 -0400
From:	Nick Krause <xerofoify@...il.com>
To:	Chen Gang <gang.chen.5i5j@...il.com>
Cc:	Richard Weinberger <richard@....at>,
	Richard Weinberger <richard.weinberger@...il.com>,
	Steven Rostedt <rostedt@...dmis.org>,
	Harvey Harrison <harvey.harrison@...il.com>,
	Måns Rullgård <mans@...sr.com>,
	Greg KH <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>,
	John Stultz <john.stultz@...aro.org>,
	Paul Gortmaker <paul.gortmaker@...driver.com>,
	Wei Yongjun <yongjun_wei@...ndmicro.com.cn>,
	Dan Carpenter <dan.carpenter@...cle.com>,
	tomas.winkler@...el.com,
	"devel@...verdev.osuosl.org" <devel@...verdev.osuosl.org>,
	"linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] staging: Change kzalloc to kcalloc

On Thu, Jul 24, 2014 at 10:15 PM, Chen Gang <gang.chen.5i5j@...il.com> wrote:
>
> 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?
>
>
I have most of these skills other then developing real projects in C with other
developers as other then the kernel I don't have must interest in C outside
of embedded programming.
Cheers Nick
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