[Ksummit-2012-discuss] [ATTEND] kernel core dump and "dying breath"

Dave Jones davej at redhat.com
Mon Jun 25 19:09:03 UTC 2012

On Mon, Jun 25, 2012 at 11:56:57AM -0600, John 'Warthog9' Hawley wrote:
 > On 06/25/2012 11:49 AM, Matthew Garrett wrote:
 > > On Mon, Jun 25, 2012 at 11:46:28AM -0600, John 'Warthog9' Hawley wrote:
 > >> On 06/25/2012 11:23 AM, Matthew Garrett wrote:
 > >>> The idea is to reduce the barrier to providing useful bug reports. 
 > >>> Requiring a specialised app isn't a great way of doing that.
 > >>
 > >> The same could be trivially done with a webpage just as easily.
 > > 
 > > And now your workflow is "Take picture, move to browser, upload, wait to 
 > > see if it decodes, back to camera, back to browser", etc. I know we're 
 > > expected to be bad at UX here, but come on.
 > And the alternative, as it currently exists, is to grab a photo of the
 > text (or grab another machine), then meticulously re-type in a fair
 > amount of text, and then e-mail it as a bug report or pass it along to
 > kerneloops?

Of all the bugs I've seen, the number of people who have transcribed photos
of oopses can probably be counted on your hands. People just upload the photo.

I'm still not convinced any of this would be particularly useful.
What would be a thousand times more useful would be having working scrollback
when we panic, like we had circa 2.2


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