patch against linux-next
greg at kroah.com
Tue Nov 22 04:58:12 EST 2016
On Tue, Nov 22, 2016 at 09:31:34AM +0000, Amit Kumar wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 22, 2016, 1:44 PM Greg KH <greg at kroah.com> wrote:
> > On Tue, Nov 22, 2016 at 01:48:22AM +0000, Amit Kumar wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > As far as I know that linux-next tree is a preview of patches which will
> > be
> > > merged in the mainline kernel.
> > That is correct.
> > > I've noticed that recently linux-next is updated with a gap.
> > What do you mean by "a gap"?
> Previously I've seen updates everyday except weekend.
Yes, the linux-next maintainer does not do this work every single day,
he needs breaks along with the rest of us :)
> > > Can a patch be created against linux-next tree?
> > Yes, it should be made against that tree as that is the merge of all of
> > the development trees together.
> > For more specifics about linux-next and how the patches flow between
> > that and Linus's releases, please see the great documentation in the
> > Linux kernel source tree at Documentation/development_process/
> I've watched your video regarding patch submission, in which you have
> discussed about "built right". It means if I've knowledge of a device/board
> (without owning it) then I can write and submit patch if it builds
Yes, that is correct.
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