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The newbie's guide to hacking the Linux kernel

Mar 08, 2010, 15:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Greg Kroah-Hartman)

"What if everything in the kernel works just fine for you, and there's nothing that you'd like to fix? Well, don't despair, the Linux kernel developers need all the help they can get, and have plenty of code in the tree that's just waiting to get cleaned up. One example is the code in the drivers/staging/ tree, which consists of a lot of drivers that do not meet the normal Linux kernel coding guidelines. The code is in that location so that other developers can help on cleaning it up before it and gets merged into the main portion of the Linux kernel tree."

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