About Low Hanging Fruits

Robert P. J. Day rpjday at crashcourse.ca
Mon Jul 13 13:11:57 EDT 2015

On Mon, 13 Jul 2015, Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu wrote:

> On Mon, 13 Jul 2015 12:13:28 +0530, Mayur Patil said:
> >   I just want to know like other Open source projects is there a thing in
> > linux kernel as Low hanging fruits.
> The Linux kernel has been worked over by professional programmers
> for more than a decade, and as a result the number of things that
> can be attacked by a relatively unskilled newcomer is fairly low.
> Your best place to start is probably under drivers/staging, where we
> put all the stuff that's *not* up to standards yet.  Each driver
> should have a TO-DO file describing what needs doing, and Greg HK is
> always willing to take checkpatch style fixups for the staging tree
> (many other maintainers *don't* want style patches that aren't
> connected to other work - if there's other active work, they can
> introduce merge conflicts, and if nobody's working on something,
> it's best to not touch stable code...)

  actually, one area of low-hanging fruit is the Documentation/
directory, which could always use some attention. documentation is
always getting out of date, so pick a subsystem and clean up the docs.



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