Contributing to drivers/staging area

Len Baker len.baker at
Fri Aug 27 12:56:42 EDT 2021

Hi Greg,

On Thu, Aug 26, 2021 at 10:39:20AM +0200, Greg KH wrote:
> 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
> possible.

Ok, thank you very much for all the info and advices.
Again, thanks for your time.


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