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Date:	Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:20:18 -0400
From:	Nick Krause <>
To:	Chen Gang <>
Cc:	Richard Weinberger <>,
	Richard Weinberger <>,
	Steven Rostedt <>,
	Harvey Harrison <>,
	Måns Rullgård <>,
	Greg KH <>,
	John Stultz <>,
	Paul Gortmaker <>,
	Wei Yongjun <>,
	Dan Carpenter <>,,
	"" <>,
	"" <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] staging: Change kzalloc to kcalloc

On Thu, Jul 24, 2014 at 10:15 PM, Chen Gang <> 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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