Thank you very much Ben :)

I did go though the links send by you & got the complete details for
sending the kernel component.

Also my change has a patch in btrfs-tools. It will be nice if you can
share the process for submitting that patch also.


On Tue, Mar 18, 2014 at 7:17 PM, Ben Gamari <> wrote:
> Ajesh js <> writes:
>> Hi,
>> I have used the btrfs filesystem in one of my projects and I have
>> added a small feature to it. I feel that the same feature will be
>> useful for others too. Hence I would like to contribute the same to
>> open source.
> Excellent!
>> If everything works fine and this feature is not already added by
>> somebody else, this will be my first contribution to the opensource &
>> I am excited to join the huge family of opensource :)
>> Please help me with a precise steps to do the same.
> In general the way to contribute is to send a patch for review. You
> should have a look at the code style guidelines[1] and patch submission
> guidelines[2] in the kernel tree. For nontrivial changes the patch
> should be accompanied by a cover letter describing the change and the
> motivations for any non-obvious design decisions.
> It is possible that your change is acceptable as-is. More likely,
> however, is that there will be some discussion and requests for
> changes. Eventually the review process will produce a merge-worthy
> patch. The first step, however, is sending something concrete for
> community review.
> Cheers,
> - Ben
> [1] 
> [2] 
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