I dont know where to start

Greg KH greg at kroah.com
Fri Jul 24 15:48:22 EDT 2015

On Fri, Jul 24, 2015 at 09:20:48PM +0200, Ahmed Soliman wrote:
> hi
> first of all I want to thank you with your real help but
> currently I started to get lost
> I can build my own kernel write patches but cannot contribute to the
> linux kernel
> because I don't know where to start learning
> I am really interested in the linux security module (although I know
> nothing about it ) but I always loved computer security and reverse
> engineering
> I started by searching for TODO as was referred by Konrad Zapałowicz
> here <https://www.linux.com/news/software/linux-kernel/804403-three-ways-for-beginners-to-contribute-to-the-linux-kernel>
> and I found this one
> TODO: add support for apparmorfs_null and apparmorfs_mnt
> in linux/security/apparmor.c
> my first reaction was to look at the header files included and try to
> understand what was this C file supposed to do and before I even try
> to understand what is apparmorfs_null and apparmorfs_mnt but I found
> really large number of dependencies that would take ages to read and
> understand and each dependency have its own dependency  !!
> at that moment I started to feel that I am doing something wrong and I
> am not following the right approach so what do you suggest ?

That is correct, it's a lot of dependencies and knowledge to try to add
new security module features, you are on the right track, this is not an
easy task.

good luck!

greg k-h

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