Re: Beware - kernel Newbie!

From: Jeff Garzik (
Date: Sun Feb 18 2001 - 17:57:13 EST

On Sun, 18 Feb 2001, Pedro Diaz Jimenez wrote:
> This is an typical mail from an experienced user-land programmer who wants to
> help in kernel development ;D.
> I've been lurking for a while in this list and I'm wondering if this is the
> right list for asking stupid newbie questions. Is it?. If not, do you know
> one?. Where I can find documentation?

We are always welcome to answer newbie -kernel hacking- questions...
just ask specific ones. For example, ask "how does struct netdevice's
last_rx member get used?", not "what do I need to do to write a network

The documentation is in linux/Documentation/*

> (yeah, yeah, read the code. But
> things are always better with an 'vi Doc.txt' in the processes tree :)

Really. The code is the best documentation. Hone your code reading
skills. Use the source, Luke.


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