Submitting your first patch to the Linux kernel

Cristian Souza
3 min readApr 29, 2020

Linux kernel development is done by mailing lists. You have just improved a piece of code or documentation. What now? In this post, I will show you how to submit a patch to the Linux kernel, as well as some tips I learned.



There are many ways one can contribute to Linux development. You could improve documentation, write a new driver or…