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From: Ujjwal Kumar <ujjwalkumar0501@gmail.com>
To: Lukas Bulwahn <lukas.bulwahn@gmail.com>
Cc: linux-kernel-mentees@lists.linuxfoundation.org
Subject: Re: [Linux-kernel-mentees] Evaluate and Improve checkpatch: general doubts about project
Date: Wed, 9 Sep 2020 14:47:15 +0530	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <31147ae1-b72c-df49-79cf-27f479f81a99@gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <alpine.DEB.2.21.2009090839110.5622@felia>

On 09/09/20 12:15 pm, Lukas Bulwahn wrote:
> 
> 
> On Wed, 9 Sep 2020, Ujjwal Kumar wrote:
> 
>> Hello Lukas,
>>
>> I'm Ujjwal Kumar, and this is my first mail to the community :).
>>
>> Recently I came across the following project on Community Bridge:
>> "Linux Kernel: Evaluate and Improve checkpatch.pl"
>>
>> I'm interested in the project (as I think of it as a head-start for me with
>> Linux kernel development).
>>
>> While I was going through prerequisites and mailing list archives, some doubts
>> came to my mind. These are:
>>
>> 1. The prerequisite says: "Show that you are able to modify checkpatch.pl and
>> get a change accepted in the community". Because I'm a bit late I am wondering
>> if it is even possible to get a patch accepted and hence to complete the
>> prerequisite. As you are not familiar with my abilities and knowledge, please
>> consider answering this based on your experience.
>>
> 
> You will need to be experienced with perl, basic English writing skills, 
> and need to show some basic scientific thinking, i.e., understand how to 
> evaluate a change on a larger dataset to estimate pros and cons.
> 
>> 2. I already see some people working around the project, so I have this
>> specific doubt. Does the nature of this particular project allow selection and
>> hence the contribution of more than one mentee?
>>
> 
> The project provides different areas of focus and there is enough work and 
> investigation to look into. Multiple mentees can be mentored on this 
> project.
> The selection is based on the most promising learning curve and the 
> mentee's ability to structure and show that they can identify an issue and 
> find reasonable solutions through the discussion with the mentor and the 
> community.

Thank you for clearing my doubts. I really appreciate your quick response.


> The first task is to set up a working environment that allows contribution 
> of changes to the kernel community and the follow-up discussion.
> 
> Lukas
> 
I have completed the course on Beginner's Guide to Linux Kernel Developement.
So I'm all ready with the working environment.


Thank You,
Ujjwal
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Thread overview: 3+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-09-09  3:46 Ujjwal Kumar
2020-09-09  6:45 ` Lukas Bulwahn
2020-09-09  9:17   ` Ujjwal Kumar [this message]

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