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

James Bottomley James.Bottomley at HansenPartnership.com
Thu Jun 21 14:46:16 UTC 2012


On Thu, 2012-06-21 at 08:43 -0600, Jonathan Corbet wrote:
> On Thu, 21 Jun 2012 09:35:32 -0400
> "John W. Linville" <linville at tuxdriver.com> wrote:
> 
> > YMMV -- my experience with ABRT is that it provides little useful
> > information by itself and that the reported bugs rarely have reporters
> > interested in following-up with more information.  Plus, it does a
> > terrible job correlating new bug reports with existing bug reports.
> > 
> > I would vote against cluttering bugzilla.kernel.org with nearly
> > useless automated bug reports...
> 
> <metoo>
> 
> Running Rawhide gives one plenty of opportunity to report bugs; in the
> process, I often find the Fedora bugzilla choked with ABRT reports.  I
> can't imagine that flood of stuff is useful to anybody, and it makes
> life hard for people who want to try to avoid putting in duplicate
> reports.  ABRT quality is low, and I can easily see it driving away
> higher-quality reports from people who are actually willing to follow
> up.

Heh, makes you wish for kerneloops again ...

Perhaps one of the things we should do is to find some sucker^Wvolunteer
to reactivate it?

James




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