答复: [korg]help: How to submit a kernel driver on kernel.org.
aaron.chen at siliconmotion.com
Fri Mar 9 01:50:54 PST 2012
Thank you very much for your great help.
Here is the first patch.
发件人: Paul Menzel [mailto:paulepanter at users.sourceforge.net]
发送时间: 2012年3月6日 22:38
收件人: Alex Deucher
抄送: Aaron.Chen 陈俊杰; caesar.qiu 裘赛海; dri-devel at lists.freedesktop.org
主题: Re: [korg]help: How to submit a kernel driver on kernel.org.
Am Dienstag, den 06.03.2012, 08:47 -0500 schrieb Alex Deucher:
> On Mon, Mar 5, 2012 at 11:13 PM, Aaron.Chen 陈俊杰 wrote:
> > Thank you very much for your guide. It's a great help for me.
> > But I still have a little problem with the patch thing. I'm not familiar with the git.
> > 1.Shall I need to do the clone and get the source location and target directory first?
> > 2.Where is the source location and target directory?
> > 3.Our driver has pass the customer's test from kernel version 2.6.5 to 3.0.0, So what shall I do to submit a driver cover all these kernel version.
you can only get new features included upstream in the latest Linux kernel. So earliest version would be 3.4. You have to maintain you own repository for earlier version. But backporting should be not so much trouble if you have it included upstream.
> > 4.or just email you the source code and tell you the changes?
> > I'm looking forward your re-guide. Thank you so much.
> Your best bet it to clone Linus' git tree and then apply your patches:
> 1. clone Linus' git tree:
> git clone
you can do this in between.
git config --global user.name "陈俊杰 (Aaron Chen)"
git config --global user.email aaron.chen at siliconmotion.com
> 2. a) apply your first patch
> b) if you patch adds new files to the source tree, add them:
> git add path/to/files/file.c
> git add path/to/files/file.h
> etc. if the patch only modifies patches that are already
> in the tree, you do not need to add them.
> c) when the patch is applied commit it:
> git commit -a -s
> d) when you run the commit command you will be prompted to
> enter a commit message. The commit message has the following format:
> subsystem: patch description
> description of what the patch does.
> Signed-off-by: Your name <your_email at domain.com>
> fb: add initial code for video 5000 graphics
> This adds the initial support for the video 5000 graphics adapter. It
> supports vga and lcd connectors.
> Signed-off-by: Joe Developer <joe.developer at example.com>
> e) repeat steps a-d for all of your patches 3. generate patches:
> git format-patch -n
> where n is the number of patches you committed. E.g., if your driver
> consists of 5 patches:
> git format-patch -5
> 4. Send the patches to the list.
Aaron, Git is nowadays documented pretty well. So just use
git help command
(like `git help commit`) to read the manual. Additionally you can just search for it using your favorite search engine. Interesting reads should be .
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