[korg]help: How to submit a kernel driver on kernel.org.
paulepanter at users.sourceforge.net
Thu Mar 1 13:50:05 PST 2012
thank you for contacting the list. We are looking forward to your
Am Donnerstag, den 01.03.2012, 14:05 -0500 schrieb Jerome Glisse:
> On Thu, 2012-03-01 at 14:28 +0800, Aaron.Chen 陈俊杰 wrote:
> > I’m from Silicon Motion Technology Corporation (NasdaqGS:SIMO) Shanghai Office. We have developed a kernel driver for all our graphics chips. We really want to know the way to submit a kernel driver to kernel.org. I have received a document file which is on http://kernel.org/doc/Documentation/SubmittingDrivers, but I still cannot find out a place to where our drivers should be uploaded. The document say “please submit it to the maintainer listed in MAINTAINERS in the kernel file.”So where can I find the maintainer and what to do next. Would you please help me. Thank you so much.
> All you need to do is send the kernel patch to
> dri-devel at lists.freedesktop.org
> So they can get reviewed. Once they are reviewed, and if they comply
> with the requirement, the DRM maintainer (aka Dave) will integrate
> your patch in his tree and at some point ask Linus to pull them.
> There is no ftp, or http web submission, everything is done through
> public mailing list.
if you are familiar with Git you should send a patch formatted using
`git format-patch -15`. Replace the 15 by the number of commits you need
You can take a look in the archive. drm/exynos and drm/omap are good
examples – I think – on how to get new drivers submitted.
PS: Please also try to follow the netiquette when posting to lists .
Especially just send plain text messages (no HTML).
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