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Date:	Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:13:12 -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 11:09 PM, Chen Gang <> wrote:
> On 07/25/2014 10:53 AM, Nick Krause wrote:
>> 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.
> 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

That's what I meant. If you can sent me a link to how to do build testing
that would be great :).
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