RFE: use patchwork to submit a patch

Dave Airlie airlied at gmail.com
Sat Oct 12 09:57:21 AEDT 2019

> I don't disagree and Shuah's comments are very valuable here. However, I
> would argue that these folks don't necessarily represent the target
> audience for this tool. They may be newbies, but they join these
> initiatives with the goal of spending significant time with the kernel
> and its code, so they don't mind the effort of learning the proper way
> of submitting patches.

It's two different group,

a) people who aren't currently employed to work on Linux and want to
be will jump through a lot more hoops with a mentor, they also are
unlikely to been working at a company with horrible emails.
b) people who are employed to work on Linux or at least Linux
ecosystem tasks and want to send one or two patches upstream they
found while developing their products, but can't use personal email
and corp email sucks, and who use github for most of their lives

I'm guessing we've got a lot of (b) we don't really see represented in
mentorship programmes.


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