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Re: Voulenteering

From: Eirik Nygaard <eirikn@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 7 Jan 2004 22:15:38 +0100

On Wed, Jan 07, 2004 at 12:38:18PM -0800, Matthew Dillon wrote:
> :-On [20040107 16:32], germain@xxxxxxxxxx (germain@xxxxxxxxxx) wrote:
> :>I have a fairly good grasp of C and Motorola Assembly.  I am also comfortable 
> :>with some various scripting languages (Python, Kornshell)
> :
> :Good start is checking if there are still patches/bugs from the FreeBSD,
> :NetBSD, or OpenBSD bug systems which apply to us.
> :
> :-- 
> :Jeroen Ruigrok van der Werven <asmodai(at)wxs.nl> / asmodai / kita no mono
>     Awwww that's no fun.  It would be hard for even me to do that in a 
>     productive fashion(!)

Life is not always fun... :)
I think that going over patches is a nice way to get into the system you
are working on, but of course, writing your own code is that much more
satisfying. My problem at least is to know where to start.

I would like to get into the kernel internals, but as I said. Where do I
start? For me the best way to get going is to have a goal I want to reach,
and that really helps me.

My advice would be, read code, look at submitted patches, and just play
around. Don't be afraid to break thing. You can always reinstall, it is
not like you are operating on someones brain.

Eirik Nygaard
eirikn@xxxxxxxxxxxx    Never let a computer know you're in a hurry.

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