new kernel developer and preparation for upstream merge
andy at openmoko.com
Thu Oct 2 21:01:01 CEST 2008
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Somebody in the thread at some point said:
| On Fri, Sep 19, 2008 at 7:44 AM, Werner Almesberger
<werner at openmoko.org> wrote:
|> Balaji Rao is joining Openmoko as a new kernel developer who will help
|> with the upstream merge. Welcome, Balaji !
| Hello Werner, Andy, Balaji and friends :-)
| I'd love to start helping you with this effort. I've developed basic
| drivers before and I hope to learn a lot of things soon (advanced git,
| how to manage lots of patches, openmoko drivers). I wonder what is the
| best way to get started (I will have a few hours (2 <= hours <= 5 )
| per day this month).
| The following task seems good to get started. What do you think?
| What I like from this task is that I will get familiar with the
| Openmoko-specific kernel options and when something doesn't compile I
| will start exploring the code, finding out why things break and so
|> - make sure the code still compiles if individual config options are
|> disables or enable. I'd suggest to try all our options, none of our
|> options, walk through the list of out options and enable/disable
|> them one at a time, and finally try random combinations. This
|> should be automated, of course.
Thanks for considering to spend the time.
There actually is a
in the mainline Makefile already FWIW.
I think you will have more fun and progress picking a small driver from
our tree and going through doing what is needed to improve it.
If you check out the stable-tracking tree and do the Big Diff
git clone git://git.openmoko.org/git/kernel.git linux-2.6
git diff origin/master origin/stable-tracking >om-tracking.patch
grep ^+++\ om-tracking.patch
you can get an idea of everything we are carrying locally and find stuff
that interests you that way.
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