Contributing to drivers/staging area

Greg KH gregkh at
Thu Aug 26 04:39:20 EDT 2021

On Fri, Aug 20, 2021 at 04:45:15PM +0200, Len Baker wrote:
> Hi Greg,
> I am a kernel newbie in the path to find an area where to contribute
> on. I have sent some patches before (simple ones) but I would like
> to find some driver to contribute on and if possible mantain in the
> future. Due to the big amount of drivers in staging, and my lack
> of experience and specific hardware:
> Are there any driver in the staging area that not requires specific
> hardware? I have only access to an old laptop with 4 processors:

I think all drivers in staging relate to real hardware, so I would
recommend just buying one of the cheap devices for the drivers.  I just
purchased one of the USB wifi devices for under 20 euros, so it is

good luck!

greg k-h

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