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Date:	Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:53:23 -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 10:47 PM, Chen Gang <> wrote:
> On 07/25/2014 10:20 AM, Nick Krause wrote:
>> 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.
> OK, thanks. If what you said is true, for me, if you will, please still
> continue for open source kernel, but really need be more careful about
> the patch you made before send to open mailing list.
> Thanks.
> --
> Chen Gang
> Open, share, and attitude like air, water, and life which God blessed

Chen ,
Thanks for helping me out here :). The true through is I don't known how to
build test correctly as a newb and thought it was better just to avoid it(stupid
me). I would like to known how to do this and if there is any way I can help you
guys out , please let me known :). I don't want to be avoided I am honestly here
to help make your life easier.
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