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Learning The Process To Review Linux Kernel Patches

Intel

Published on 30 August 2014 03:29 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Intel
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Daniel Vetter of Intel's Open-Source Technology Center has putout some slides covering the general process for reviewing patches, in order to help out those new to contributing to the open-source community.

The slides made by Daniel were originally part of some of his internal training material for new Intel employees dealing with the Linux world and cover the technical review and the process. The slides cover details from the common Git "Reviewed-by" tag to how to go about a lengthy code review of someone else's patches.

Daniel's original purpose for these slides were for helping those out new to the Intel DRM Linux kernel driver but he broadened them up to make it relevant to the general newbie development community too. You can find these PDF slides via Vetter's blog.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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