Re: CFD: (was [PATCH] Standardindentation of arguments)

From: Andrew Morton
Date: Wed May 21 2008 - 15:55:41 EST

On Wed, 21 May 2008 23:45:22 +0400
Cyrill Gorcunov <gorcunov@xxxxxxxxx> 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.
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