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Date:	Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:39:09 -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 11:34 PM, Chen Gang <gang.chen.5i5j@...il.com> wrote:
>
>
> On 07/25/2014 11:30 AM, Nick Krause wrote:
>> On Thu, Jul 24, 2014 at 11:21 PM, Chen Gang <gang.chen.5i5j@...il.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>> On 07/25/2014 11:13 AM, Nick Krause wrote:
>>>> On Thu, Jul 24, 2014 at 11:09 PM, Chen Gang <gang.chen.5i5j@...il.com> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> 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
>>>>
>>>> That's what I meant. If you can sent me a link to how to do build testing
>>>> that would be great :).
>>>
>>> Please read README at the root directory of kernel source, also
>>> "./Documents" contents many valuable information. And try google search
>>> for additional information.
>>>
>>> Try to accomplish them by yourself, that will let yourself improved with
>>> efficiency.
>>>
>>> Thanks.
>>> --
>>> Chen Gang
>>>
>>> Open, share, and attitude like air, water, and life which God blessed
>>
>> That seems to be the issue with my programming here.
>
> For me, constructing related environments is necessary for developers,
> especially for senior developers.
>
>
> Thanks.
> --
> Chen Gang
>
> Open, share, and attitude like air, water, and life which God blessed
Thanks Chen,
Seems I don't need any more advice.
Nick
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