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Surendra Patil surendra.tux at
Sun Jan 25 14:16:37 EST 2015

Hi Kaur,

I would recommend you take a look at this videos by Greg -
He has explained how to get started to contribute Linux Kernel.

Good Luck !!!

On Sun, Jan 25, 2015 at 10:31 AM, <Valdis.Kletnieks at> wrote:

> On Sun, 25 Jan 2015 10:07:44 -0800, Satwantjit Kaur said:
> >     I am a final year B.Tech (CSE) student from NIT Jalandhar. I like
> > programming and I know C and C++ programming languages. I have worked
> > on IPC and socket programming in C/C++. I wish to take up a project in
> > Linux Kernel development and contribute to it. Can somebody guide me
> > further?
> I'll be blunt. Unless you *already* have an interest or desire in a
> particular
> part of the kernel (for instance, filesystems, or networking, or memory
> management, etc), you probably aren't a good fit for actually contributing
> to
> the Linux kernel.  You might be able to hack up some code that will
> satisfy a
> professor for a project, but actual contributions are usually held to a
> higher
> standard.
> Consider the difference between "I'd like to write a book, but have no idea
> what to write about, can somebody suggest whether to write fantasy, or a
> romance, or non-fiction about sports, or something", and "I'm thinking
> about a
> story about the adventures of a Roman centurion fighting the Gauls, but
> need
> help making it historically accurate".
> Pretty much everybody will agree that the first book is doomed, because
> the author obviously isn't connected that much to their project.  The
> second?
> That has a *much* higher chance of producing a good story, simply because
> the author has a vision for the project that they can stick to.
> And that affects mentoring - nobody who knows anything about writing
> fantasy
> novels will be interested in helping somebody who hasn't even decided if
> they want to write about fantasy or scuba diving. Somebody who knows they
> want to write about a Roman centurion fighting the Gauls? At that point,
> it's worth the 5 minutes for a Roman history expert to give suggestions
> and references to the way things were then....
> And the Linux kernel is the same way.
> Now, if you have a professor that's *insisting* on a Linux kernel project,
> that's an entirely different problem. ;)
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