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3 files changed, 63 insertions, 28 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/CodingStyle b/Documentation/CodingStyle
index eb7db3c1922..187e12077e1 100644
--- a/Documentation/CodingStyle
+++ b/Documentation/CodingStyle
@@ -444,10 +444,13 @@ ISBN 0-201-61586-X.
URL: http://cm.bell-labs.com/cm/cs/tpop/
GNU manuals - where in compliance with K&R and this text - for cpp, gcc,
-gcc internals and indent, all available from http://www.gnu.org
+gcc internals and indent, all available from http://www.gnu.org/manual/
WG14 is the international standardization working group for the programming
-language C, URL: http://std.dkuug.dk/JTC1/SC22/WG14/
+language C, URL: http://www.open-std.org/JTC1/SC22/WG14/
+Kernel CodingStyle, by greg@kroah.com at OLS 2002:
Last updated on 16 February 2004 by a community effort on LKML.
diff --git a/Documentation/SubmittingDrivers b/Documentation/SubmittingDrivers
index c3cca924e94..dd311cff1cc 100644
--- a/Documentation/SubmittingDrivers
+++ b/Documentation/SubmittingDrivers
@@ -27,18 +27,17 @@ Who To Submit Drivers To
Linux 2.0:
- No new drivers are accepted for this kernel tree
+ No new drivers are accepted for this kernel tree.
Linux 2.2:
+ No new drivers are accepted for this kernel tree.
+Linux 2.4:
If the code area has a general maintainer then please submit it to
the maintainer listed in MAINTAINERS in the kernel file. If the
maintainer does not respond or you cannot find the appropriate
- maintainer then please contact the 2.2 kernel maintainer:
- Marc-Christian Petersen <m.c.p@wolk-project.de>.
-Linux 2.4:
- The same rules apply as 2.2. The final contact point for Linux 2.4
- submissions is Marcelo Tosatti <marcelo.tosatti@cyclades.com>.
+ maintainer then please contact Marcelo Tosatti
+ <marcelo.tosatti@cyclades.com>.
Linux 2.6:
The same rules apply as 2.4 except that you should follow linux-kernel
@@ -53,6 +52,7 @@ Licensing: The code must be released to us under the
of exclusive GPL licensing, and if you wish the driver
to be useful to other communities such as BSD you may well
wish to release under multiple licenses.
+ See accepted licenses at include/linux/module.h
Copyright: The copyright owner must agree to use of GPL.
It's best if the submitter and copyright owner
@@ -143,5 +143,13 @@ KernelNewbies:
Linux USB project:
- http://sourceforge.net/projects/linux-usb/
+ http://linux-usb.sourceforge.net/
+How to NOT write kernel driver by arjanv@redhat.com
+ http://people.redhat.com/arjanv/olspaper.pdf
+Kernel Janitor:
+ http://janitor.kernelnewbies.org/
+Last updated on 17 Nov 2005.
diff --git a/Documentation/SubmittingPatches b/Documentation/SubmittingPatches
index 1d47e6c09dc..3c12fc14694 100644
--- a/Documentation/SubmittingPatches
+++ b/Documentation/SubmittingPatches
@@ -78,7 +78,9 @@ Randy Dunlap's patch scripts:
Andrew Morton's patch scripts:
+Instead of these scripts, quilt is the recommended patch management
+tool (see above).
@@ -97,7 +99,7 @@ need to split up your patch. See #3, next.
3) Separate your changes.
-Separate each logical change into its own patch.
+Separate _logical changes_ into a single patch file.
For example, if your changes include both bug fixes and performance
enhancements for a single driver, separate those changes into two
@@ -112,6 +114,10 @@ If one patch depends on another patch in order for a change to be
complete, that is OK. Simply note "this patch depends on patch X"
in your patch description.
+If you cannot condense your patch set into a smaller set of patches,
+then only post say 15 or so at a time and wait for review and integration.
4) Select e-mail destination.
@@ -124,6 +130,10 @@ your patch to the primary Linux kernel developer's mailing list,
linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org. Most kernel developers monitor this
e-mail list, and can comment on your changes.
+Do not send more than 15 patches at once to the vger mailing lists!!!
Linus Torvalds is the final arbiter of all changes accepted into the
Linux kernel. His e-mail address is <torvalds@osdl.org>. He gets
a lot of e-mail, so typically you should do your best to -avoid- sending
@@ -149,6 +159,9 @@ USB, framebuffer devices, the VFS, the SCSI subsystem, etc. See the
MAINTAINERS file for a mailing list that relates specifically to
your change.
+Majordomo lists of VGER.KERNEL.ORG at:
+ <http://vger.kernel.org/vger-lists.html>
If changes affect userland-kernel interfaces, please send
the MAN-PAGES maintainer (as listed in the MAINTAINERS file)
a man-pages patch, or at least a notification of the change,
@@ -378,22 +391,6 @@ See more details on the proper patch format in the following
-13) More references for submitting patches
-Andrew Morton, "The perfect patch" (tpp).
- <http://www.zip.com.au/~akpm/linux/patches/stuff/tpp.txt>
-Jeff Garzik, "Linux kernel patch submission format."
- <http://linux.yyz.us/patch-format.html>
-Greg KH, "How to piss off a kernel subsystem maintainer"
- <http://www.kroah.com/log/2005/03/31/>
-Kernel Documentation/CodingStyle
- <http://sosdg.org/~coywolf/lxr/source/Documentation/CodingStyle>
-Linus Torvald's mail on the canonical patch format:
- <http://lkml.org/lkml/2005/4/7/183>
@@ -466,3 +463,30 @@ and 'extern __inline__'.
Don't try to anticipate nebulous future cases which may or may not
be useful: "Make it as simple as you can, and no simpler."
+Andrew Morton, "The perfect patch" (tpp).
+ <http://www.zip.com.au/~akpm/linux/patches/stuff/tpp.txt>
+Jeff Garzik, "Linux kernel patch submission format."
+ <http://linux.yyz.us/patch-format.html>
+Greg Kroah, "How to piss off a kernel subsystem maintainer".
+ <http://www.kroah.com/log/2005/03/31/>
+ <http://www.kroah.com/log/2005/07/08/>
+ <http://www.kroah.com/log/2005/10/19/>
+NO!!!! No more huge patch bombs to linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org people!.
+ <http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=linux-kernel&m=112112749912944&w=2>
+Kernel Documentation/CodingStyle
+ <http://sosdg.org/~coywolf/lxr/source/Documentation/CodingStyle>
+Linus Torvald's mail on the canonical patch format:
+ <http://lkml.org/lkml/2005/4/7/183>
+Last updated on 17 Nov 2005.