Re: SKB Documentation Ideas and How to Write Docs for Kernel

From: Mike Galbraith
Date: Sun Sep 28 2014 - 02:29:29 EST

On Sat, 2014-09-27 at 22:21 -0400, nick wrote:
> Hello to the maintainers of the file,skb.c ,
> I am wondering about making it easier for new developers including myself by writing a file in the docs on networking
> related to skb_buff and it's various methods of use to developing in the kernel's various networking subsystems. If one of the maintainers would like to help give me feedback on my writing of these docs this would be helpful and make it
> easier for everyone as from my experience skb_buff is one of the most asked about things in the networking lists and
> would allow people more thing for other work, including the maintainers of lots of the networking code. I understand
> you guys are very busy so feel free to respond whenever you get free time during the next few weeks.

Observation #2, this time public: despite having been told repeatedly
that this is not the way to help, step #1 in your work flow continues to
be to pester people to help YOU. This repeated pattern of attempts by
you to TAP the community to help YOU really needs to stop.

If you want to work on the linux kernel, get off your butt and get to
work, but whatever you do, STOP trying to engage developers to become
your private tutors. This list is NOT about developing Nick Krause.


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