Talk: how the community is organized, what is a maintainer, how the release cycle works
(1) Sending a patch to the community¶
Follow session "Running checkpatch.pl" from the tutorial at https://kernelnewbies.org/Outreachyfirstpatch#FirstKernelPatch.Running_checkpatch.pl.
Try to find a simple coding style to fix. Prepare a commit and send a patch with git send-email
Congrats! You sent your first patch to the kernel \o/
Now you just need to wait for someone to review and some maintainer to accept your patch, then your modification will be in the next kernel release.
Now go back to what you did and try to check what you didn't understand. If you are done, try to help another student before moving on in this guide.
Don’t forget to update the spreadsheet for tracking our progress.