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SubjectRe: CFD: (was [PATCH] Standard indentation of arguments)
2008/5/21 Andrew Morton <>:
> On Wed, 21 May 2008 23:45:22 +0400
> Cyrill Gorcunov <> wrote:
>> Anrew, Randy, you just wrote KernelNewbiesGuide I think ;) There are
>> lot of internet sites which could help with what-to-do, and
>> and and more BUT what I've tried to say is that we
>> really have such document inside kernel tree (it could be really short)
>> like:
>> Which patches are not good for sending to LKML
>> ----------------------------------------------
>> - Plain whitespace cleanup
>> Some rules just *known* only if you have an experience in LKML mailing
>> but if someone is sending _first_ patch he ever made he just doesn't know
>> that. That is all. So we need not a link to some inet resource BUT written
>> in file inside of kernel tree. But that is just my (personal) opinion.
> Yes, a general GettingStarted document would probably be useful.
> It would hopefully have more what-to-do content than what-not-to-do.

I'm in the process of trying to write an initial draft of just such a
document right now. I'll post it once I'm a bit more done (gimme an
hour or two).

Jesper Juhl <>
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