[lm-sensors] How to submit patches

Rudolf Marek r.marek at sh.cvut.cz
Sun Jul 2 23:48:20 CEST 2006


Hello Carlos,

> I have been working in patches for kernel drivers and libsensors, adding
> / mapping omitted registers about
> pwms and pwm divisors of the winbond family.

Well patches always welcomed. Please post the patches to the list.
Just use diff -uprN a/ b/

where a/ and b/ are two trees of sources. (The diff should be done using
the latest kernel -mm)

Indicate that the mail contains a patch with [PATCH] subject line. You may
include the patch into text attachment. The message body will just contain
a description of the patch and Signed-Off-By line if it is for kernel patch.

You may also read
http://www.kernel.org/git/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-2.6.17.y.git;a=blob;h=c2c85bcb3d438b983ccc1535acbbd185867e26c3;hb=52cbb7b78994ea3799f1bbb8c03bce1e2f72a271;f=Documentation/SubmittingPatches
and
http://www.kernel.org/git/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-2.6.17.y.git;a=blob;h=ce5d2c038cf54603d76c32b25e563456ebcf6711;hb=52cbb7b78994ea3799f1bbb8c03bce1e2f72a271;f=Documentation/CodingStyle

The SubmittingPatches document is explaining the procedure of submitting patches
to kernel. If you follow the rules and just use the lm-sensors mailing list all
will be fine. (I described the rules briefly above)

I hope it is more clear now. If you have more questions ask please.

Regards
Rudolf








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