Tag: Linux kernel mailing list

The Linux kernel mailing list (LKML) is the main electronic mailing list for Linux kernel development, where the majority of the announcements, discussions, debates, and flame wars over the kernel take place. Many other mailing lists exist to discuss the different subsystems and ports of the Linux kernel, but LKML is the principal communication channel among Linux kernel developers. It is a very high volume list, usually receiving between 350 and 450 messages each day.
Linux utilizes a workflow governed by LKML, which is the Bazaar where kernel development takes place. In his book Linux Kernel Development, Robert Love notes:
LKML is the central place where Linux developers around the world share patches, argue about implementation details, and discuss other issues. The official releases of Linux kernel are indicated by an email to LKML. New features are discussed and most code is posted to the list before any action is taken. It is also the official place for reporting bugs in the…

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