Development: How to submit patches
For general references on how to develop a Linux kernel driver module, take a look at the Index of Documentation for People Interested in Writing and/or Understanding the Linux Kernel.
- Verify best-practice kernel coding style
- Use [PATCH] in the subject line to get attention
- Explain what the patch does and to what hardware it applies
- Document your work where appropriate (i.e. in the form of patches to the Documentation/video4linux or Documentation/dvb files)
- Add a Signed-off-by: Your name <firstname.lastname@example.org> as a Developer's Certificate of Origin 1.1
- Fix any problems and repeat until everyone is happy ;)
- Send the patch inline, not as an attachment (unless asked to do so otherwise)
Hint: There is also a checklist for patch submission
When your patch is initially accepted, it will first be applied to the main V4L-DVB mercurial tree. Once tested and integrated, patches are merged into a git tree by the V4L-DVB maintainer and periodically pulled by Linus.