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30 Linux Kernel Developers in 30 Weeks: Dave Jones (Linux.com)

Linux.com interviews Dave Jones, Fedora's kernel maintainer, as part of its Kernel Developers series. "I needed to build my own kernel, because none of the distros shipped one that supported something I needed. And the feature I needed was only available in the development tree at the time (which was 2.1.x at the time). I don't recall what it was, but I think it may have been something silly like VFAT. Things weren't always stable, so I got into a habit of updating regularly (by carrying the latest tarball on a zip disk from the university to home). I started sending patches for things wherever I saw something I thought I could improve. I'm struggling to remember my first real accomplishment. It may have been fixing AFFS during the 2.1.x series. There were a whole bunch of really minor things before then."
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30 Linux Kernel Developers in 30 Weeks: Dave Jones (Linux.com)

Posted Jul 16, 2012 23:22 UTC (Mon) by welinder (guest, #4699) [Link]

This series is a great idea, but I really wish the interviews
would do a lot more than simply scratch the surface. One
could hope for more than the same questions to 30 developers
(which doesn't really amount to an interview).

30 Linux Kernel Developers in 30 Weeks: Dave Jones (Linux.com)

Posted Jul 17, 2012 10:01 UTC (Tue) by bros (subscriber, #75198) [Link]

Agree, this is a good example IMO:
https://www.linux.com/news/software/linux-kernel/602693:p...

And it comes from the same site (from a different author though).


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