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authorRandy Dunlap <rdunlap@xenotime.net>2005-06-28 20:45:30 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@ppc970.osdl.org>2005-06-28 21:20:37 -0700
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[PATCH] Doc/Submitting: corrections, additions
Corrections to Documentation/Submitting{Drivers,Patches} - update LANANA info. - fix some typos - update 2.2 kernel maintainer info. - update 'dontdiff' info. - update URLs for patch scripts - add Trivial Patch Monkey URL - add more references for submitting patches Signed-off-by: Randy Dunlap <rdunlap@xenotime.net> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
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@@ -13,13 +13,14 @@ Allocating Device Numbers
-------------------------
Major and minor numbers for block and character devices are allocated
-by the Linux assigned name and number authority (currently better
-known as H Peter Anvin). The site is http://www.lanana.org/. This
+by the Linux assigned name and number authority (currently this is
+Torben Mathiasen). The site is http://www.lanana.org/. This
also deals with allocating numbers for devices that are not going to
be submitted to the mainstream kernel.
+See Documentation/devices.txt for more information on this.
-If you don't use assigned numbers then when you device is submitted it will
-get given an assigned number even if that is different from values you may
+If you don't use assigned numbers then when your device is submitted it will
+be given an assigned number even if that is different from values you may
have shipped to customers before.
Who To Submit Drivers To
@@ -32,7 +33,8 @@ Linux 2.2:
If the code area has a general maintainer then please submit it to
the maintainer listed in MAINTAINERS in the kernel file. If the
maintainer does not respond or you cannot find the appropriate
- maintainer then please contact Alan Cox <alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk>
+ maintainer then please contact the 2.2 kernel maintainer:
+ Marc-Christian Petersen <m.c.p@wolk-project.de>.
Linux 2.4:
The same rules apply as 2.2. The final contact point for Linux 2.4
@@ -48,7 +50,7 @@ What Criteria Determine Acceptance
Licensing: The code must be released to us under the
GNU General Public License. We don't insist on any kind
- of exclusively GPL licensing, and if you wish the driver
+ of exclusive GPL licensing, and if you wish the driver
to be useful to other communities such as BSD you may well
wish to release under multiple licenses.