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Patch submission on kernel.org

January 26th, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

Today, I had the “pleasure” to submit a patch to kernel.org (not the kernel list, but one of the InfiniBand lists there). Sadly, I found out, that they are really restrictive about the style of the mail, patch, etc, see the FAQ of the kernel list. But there is a nice tutorial to avoid most of the pitfalls.

If someone of you has the same task, then this how-to is a good starting point.

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  1. Jupp
    January 26th, 2012 at 11:13 | #1

    At Cray, I made good experiences using

    diff -Nur old new

    all the time. It’s also useful to have meaningful directory names, ie. git commit hash you’re referring to, so people know what your patch refers to.

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