Somehow I got convinced to give a tutorial at LinuxCon this year, and it was originally scheduled to be my normal "Write a Real, Working, Linux Driver" tutorial I've been giving for the past 4 years or so (which happens to be online here, if you are bored and need something to fall asleep to.)

But that's old-hat, as people on 4 major continents have seen it before. So, to try to break up the boredom, I'm please to announce a change:

Write and Submit Your First Kernel Patch

This tutorial will cover the steps necessary to properly compose, describe, and submit a Linux kernel patch. It will cover the basic usage of git, and how that works with the Linux kernel development cycle. As part of the tutorial, every attendee will compose and submit a patch to the Linux kernel that will be included in the main kernel tree.

Every attendee should have a solid grasp of the C language, and know how to build and install, a Linux kernel from scratch (if not, reading the book, Linux Kernel in a Nutshell, free online, ahead of time would be a very good idea.) The latest source tree, from the git repository, of the Linux kernel should be installed on every attendees laptop before they arrive.

Sign up on the tutorial web site if you are going to attend so I get a clue how many people to expect. Right now I have unique material for 100 people to write new patches for, but can come up with more if needed.

See you all at LinuxCon, should be a fun time. I'm also giving a few other talks there as well, so come and heckle.

posted Fri, 11 Sep 2009 in [/diary]


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