patch against linux-next

Amit Kumar free.amit.kumar at
Tue Nov 22 04:31:34 EST 2016

On Tue, Nov 22, 2016, 1:44 PM Greg KH <greg at> wrote:

> On Tue, Nov 22, 2016 at 01:48:22AM +0000, Amit Kumar wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > As far as I know that linux-next tree is a preview of patches which will
> be
> > merged in the mainline kernel.
> That is correct.
> > I've noticed that recently linux-next is updated with a gap.
> What do you mean by "a gap"?
Previously I've seen updates everyday except weekend.

> > Can a patch be created against linux-next tree?
> Yes, it should be made against that tree as that is the merge of all of
> the development trees together.
> For more specifics about linux-next and how the patches flow between
> that and Linus's releases, please see the great documentation in the
> Linux kernel source tree at Documentation/development_process/
> I've watched your video regarding patch submission, in which you have
discussed about "built right". It means if I've knowledge of a device/board
(without owning it)  then I can write and submit patch if it builds

Hope this helps,
> greg k-h
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