5: Posting Patches

Sooner or later, the time comes when your work is ready to be presented to the community for review and, eventually, inclusion into the mainline kernel. Unsurprisingly, the kernel development community has evolved a set of conventions and procedures which are used in the posting of patches; following them will make life much easier for everybody involved. This document will attempt to cover these expectations in reasonable detail; more information can also be found in the files SubmittingPatches, SubmittingDrivers, and SubmitChecklist in the kernel documentation directory.