[Ksummit-2012-discuss] [ATTEND] kernel core dump and "dying breath"
John W. Linville
linville at tuxdriver.com
Mon Jun 25 20:19:51 UTC 2012
On Mon, Jun 25, 2012 at 03:09:03PM -0400, Dave Jones wrote:
> 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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