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Date:	Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:09:36 +0800
From:	Chen Gang <gang.chen.5i5j@...il.com>
To:	Nick Krause <xerofoify@...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 07/25/2014 10:53 AM, Nick Krause wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 24, 2014 at 10:47 PM, Chen Gang <gang.chen.5i5j@...il.com> wrote:
>>
>>
>> On 07/25/2014 10:20 AM, Nick Krause wrote:
>>> 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.
>>
>> 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.

Excuse me, my English is not quite well, I do not understand what you
said, I guess your meaning is "not familiar with how to build and test
upstream kernel" If what I guess is incorrect, please let me know.

There are some books or some related web links for building and test
kernel, they are not quite difficult to get (please google search).

I guess, it is necessary to reference these information and construct
related develop environments to support what you want to do next.


By the way, excuse me, today I have to do some other things firstly, so
maybe my next email reply will be late (may tomorrow, or the day after
tomorrow).


Thanks.
-- 
Chen Gang

Open, share, and attitude like air, water, and life which God blessed
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