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* Re: Queries of an aspiring kernel developer
       [not found] ` <20190913132310.GQ20699@kadam>
@ 2019-09-13 14:19   ` Rohit Sarkar
  2019-09-13 14:24     ` Julia Lawall
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 3+ messages in thread
From: Rohit Sarkar @ 2019-09-13 14:19 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Dan Carpenter; +Cc: kernel-janitors, kernelnewbies

On Fri, Sep 13, 2019 at 04:23:10PM +0300, Dan Carpenter wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 12, 2019 at 07:55:17PM +0530, Rohit Sarkar wrote:
> > Hi Dan,
> > First things first, I know that sending private emails is frowned upon
> > but I was unsure if this would belong in the list.
> 
> This does belong on the list.  Especially the kernel-janitor list.

Added kernel-janitors and kernel-newbies to the thread.
> > Secondly I will keep
> > this as short as possible. (I know you are lazy :) )
> > 
> > I have been interested in kernel development for a long time and want to
> > contribute to the community while learning and having fun.
> > Till now I have sent some minor patches:
> > [1]: Fixes typo
> > [2]: Checkpatch fix
> > [3]: Replaces snprintf with scnprintf
> > 
> > I now would like to work on something that is not too trivial (like a
> > typo/checkpatch fix) and not too complex. I am finding it difficult to
> > come up with something substantial to work on.
> 
> The various intern project probably have ideas.  Julia Lawall may know.
> 
Sure, will get in touch with her.

> > It would really help me if you could point me in a direction where I could
> > focus my efforts on.
> 
> What I always tell people is to pick a small driver from staging.  The
> iio drivers are pretty small.  Just try to fix it as much as possible.
> Read it and re-read it and patch it and patch it.  As you go you will
> learn more until you are the expert of that driver.  Try to get it
> moved out of staging.

This sounds nice. Would this require any external hardware for testing? 
> regards,
> dan carpenter
Thanks a lot for taking the time to reply.

Regards,
Rohit Sarkar

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* Re: Queries of an aspiring kernel developer
  2019-09-13 14:19   ` Queries of an aspiring kernel developer Rohit Sarkar
@ 2019-09-13 14:24     ` Julia Lawall
  2019-09-13 14:29       ` Rohit Sarkar
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 3+ messages in thread
From: Julia Lawall @ 2019-09-13 14:24 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Rohit Sarkar; +Cc: kernel-janitors, Dan Carpenter, kernelnewbies



On Fri, 13 Sep 2019, Rohit Sarkar wrote:

> On Fri, Sep 13, 2019 at 04:23:10PM +0300, Dan Carpenter wrote:
> > On Thu, Sep 12, 2019 at 07:55:17PM +0530, Rohit Sarkar wrote:
> > > Hi Dan,
> > > First things first, I know that sending private emails is frowned upon
> > > but I was unsure if this would belong in the list.
> >
> > This does belong on the list.  Especially the kernel-janitor list.
>
> Added kernel-janitors and kernel-newbies to the thread.
> > > Secondly I will keep
> > > this as short as possible. (I know you are lazy :) )
> > >
> > > I have been interested in kernel development for a long time and want to
> > > contribute to the community while learning and having fun.
> > > Till now I have sent some minor patches:
> > > [1]: Fixes typo
> > > [2]: Checkpatch fix
> > > [3]: Replaces snprintf with scnprintf
> > >
> > > I now would like to work on something that is not too trivial (like a
> > > typo/checkpatch fix) and not too complex. I am finding it difficult to
> > > come up with something substantial to work on.
> >
> > The various intern project probably have ideas.  Julia Lawall may know.
> >
> Sure, will get in touch with her.
>
> > > It would really help me if you could point me in a direction where I could
> > > focus my efforts on.
> >
> > What I always tell people is to pick a small driver from staging.  The
> > iio drivers are pretty small.  Just try to fix it as much as possible.
> > Read it and re-read it and patch it and patch it.  As you go you will
> > learn more until you are the expert of that driver.  Try to get it
> > moved out of staging.
>
> This sounds nice. Would this require any external hardware for testing?
> > regards,
> > dan carpenter
> Thanks a lot for taking the time to reply.

Dan's suggestions are fine.  You may want to take a fairly recent driver
from staging (to check using git log) to be sure that the work has not
already been done by others.

julia

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* Re: Queries of an aspiring kernel developer
  2019-09-13 14:24     ` Julia Lawall
@ 2019-09-13 14:29       ` Rohit Sarkar
  0 siblings, 0 replies; 3+ messages in thread
From: Rohit Sarkar @ 2019-09-13 14:29 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Julia Lawall; +Cc: kernel-janitors, Dan Carpenter, kernelnewbies

On Fri, Sep 13, 2019 at 04:24:37PM +0200, Julia Lawall wrote:
> 
> Dan's suggestions are fine.  You may want to take a fairly recent driver
> from staging (to check using git log) to be sure that the work has not
> already been done by others.
> 
> julia

Sure, thanks julia.

regards,
Rohit

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