Kernel Janitors FAQ
Q: What is Kernel Janitors? A: It is a project to help wannabe kernel hackers get their feet wet
Q: What will I be doing? A: Basically, cleaning up the kernel.
Q: Prerequisites? A: Knowledge of C, being able to compile and boot Linux kernel.
Q: What documents should i read? A: SubmittingPatches, CodingStyle from Documentation/ .
Q: What version should I be patching against? A: Latest "linus" (2.6.x-rcY from kernel.org).
Q: Where should I send patches to? A: Mailing list: email@example.com
Q: I have lots of patches that do the same thing. Can I just send them in
A: No, but don't send them in lots of small mails either. Try splitting
Q: Where can I find janitors? A: On our mailing list and #kerneljanitor at irc.oftc.net
Q: I got some negative replies. Am I just wasting peoples' time? A: A nice motivational post from Linus: http://lkml.org/lkml/2004/12/20/255
Q: What is prefered way of sending patches? A: Inline (Insert file or similar, copy & paste is _not_ ok).
If that's not possible, plain text attachment (no base64, quoted string or, tux forbid, html).
Q: What do I need to set in my e-mail client? A: Disable line wrap, and see upper FAQ.
Q: How do I test my settings are ok? A: Send patch to yourself, save it, try applying it. If it works it's
ok. Also, you can send the patch to firstname.lastname@example.org; it will find little mistakes like incorrect patch level, the use of spaces instead of tabs, etc.