Monday, 10.10.2011, 18:30
The Linux kernel is one of the largest scale free software projects.
More than thousand developers contribute code to each kernel release.
Becoming one of them is not an easy challenge. First you need to
familiarize yourself with the technical side of kernel development,
with its unique peculiarities. Then, you need to understand and carry
out the long, and sometimes painful, process of patch submission.
However, the reward for this pain is great.
This lecture is a practical introduction to the kernel development
process. I'll first explain why you (and your employer) should
consider submitting patches to the mainline kernel. Then, I'll show
how this process works, and what it takes to get your code into the
mainline kernel. This lecture is not about the technical side of
The intended audience for this lecture is kernel hackers wannabes, and
those doing kernel development who do not participate (yet) in the
mainline kernel development.