Introducing Myself, Looking to Learn

María Soler Heredia meccomaria at
Thu Sep 5 06:06:15 EDT 2013

Hello all,

I am also a newbie that intends to get her way into kernel development.
Something about me: I have some experience as software tester. My question
is: do you thing that systematically testing the kernel may be the way to
go for me to get into the Linux kernel? Maybe joining the Linux Test
Project? I am mainly (but not only) interested in virtualization because I
am somewhat familiar with it and I find it necessary and interesting. I
know I have a lot to learn, and I noted all the advice you gave Varad. If
you have any further advice of any kind, I will really thank you for it.


On 4 September 2013 15:41, <Valdis.Kletnieks at> wrote:

> On Wed, 04 Sep 2013 07:22:14 +0200,
> michi1 at said:
> > 1) Find something you do not like.
> Exactly.  This is the point a lot of people miss.
> Personally, I mostly stick to "badly written Kconfig entries" and
> "stuff in linux-next that makes my Dell laptop misbehave", because
> that's stuff I can actually test/report/fix, and stuff that ticks me off.
> ;)
> > > it's like
> > > saying, "i really want to write a book, but i have no idea what i
> > > should write about. can you give me some ideas for a plot? and
> > > characters? and possibly an ending?" yes, it's that silly.
> >
> > Isn't this called "writer's block"? To me this does not sound like a
> silly
> > thing to say at all.
> Writer's block is when you can't find a rhyme for the 23rd line, or can't
> figure out how to make your villain drop out in chapter 5 so he can
> re-appear
> in chapter 9.  If you need ideas for plot, characters, and ending, you're
> not a writer.
> Horror writer Steven King was once asked "Why do you write such dark scary
> stuff?".  He replied "What makes you think I have any choice in the
> matter?"
> Now that dude is a *writer*.
> And quite frankly, unless somebody have similar feelings about coding, they
> probably shouldn't be hacking the kernel.
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