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

Rafael J. Wysocki rjw at sisk.pl
Thu Jun 21 19:39:03 UTC 2012

On Thursday, June 21, 2012, Jason Wessel wrote:
> On 06/21/2012 09:43 AM, Jonathan Corbet wrote:
> > On Thu, 21 Jun 2012 09:35:32 -0400
> > "John W. Linville" <linville at tuxdriver.com> wrote:
> > 
> >> I would vote against cluttering bugzilla.kernel.org with nearly
> >> useless automated bug reports...
> > 
> > <metoo>
> Amen.
> > 
> > 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.
> > 
> It would have been much nicer to have something like a new incarnation
> of kerneloops.org where you could by kernel version browse all sorts
> of oops and look for similarities as well as simply search for oops in
> things in particular subsystems.
> Ideally I would like the oops decoded for lines and locations of
> course and have it all done with the reporting tool.  Sticking a data
> pool into a bugzilla directly only serves to bog down bugzilla and
> make searches generally less useful.

I agree.  Putting auto-generated reports into the Bugzilla won't be very
useful in my opinion.

That said, it would be nice to be able to make the Bugzilla create a new
entry from an e-mail message (for example from a reply to a bug report
sent by e-mail).


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