Re: Linux 2.6.21
From: Adrian Bunk
Date: Sun Apr 29 2007 - 18:01:12 EST
On Mon, Apr 30, 2007 at 12:00:28AM +0200, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
> On Sunday, 29 April 2007 22:43, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> > On Sun, Apr 29, 2007 at 10:18:10PM +0200, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
> > >...
> > > But emailed reports _are_ saved anyway and we _know_ how to get a copy.
> > > From lkml.org, for example. Why don't we use that? The only missing piece
> > > is the 'keep a list' thing, but that's not a rocket science, IMHO.
> > >
> > > [For example, you can create a bugzilla entry with a link to the lkml.org copy
> > > of the relevant message, so why to require the reporter to file the report with
> > > the bugzilla himself?]
> > >
> > > _Moreover_, some LKML archives, for example at http://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel,
> > > keep track of each thread separately, so you can browse any of them at any
> > > time. In particular, you can see the _history_ of each bug report sent to LKML
> > > if you have a link to any message in its thread.
> > >
> > > Really, if we ask reporters to put '[BUG]' in the subjects of their messages,
> > > you'll even be able to use the lkml.org archives plus wget and a couple of
> > > shell scripts to cherry pick the links to all bug reports sent to the list
> > > within a given time interval.
> > >
> > > All of this functionality is out there already.
> > >...
> > How can I get the functionality "show me all unfixed SATA bugs"?
> > That's one of the important functionalities of every bug tracking
> > system.
> That's the missing piece, obviously.
> BTW, I didn't want to say that one could entirely replace a bug-tracking system
> with tracking the LKML archives. What I wanted to say was that the email
> messages sent to the LKML were easily trackable and could be hooked up into a
> bug-tracking system, for example with the help of URLs.
> In such a setup people could send initial reports to the LKML and the links to
> these messages might be put into a bug-tracking system as soon as it turned
> out that the bugs were worthy of tracking.
Who is doing this "might be put", and why don't you start with asking
the submitter to submit bugs in a bug tracking system and forward the
bug report from the bug tracking system (manually or automatically) to
the developers and linux-kernel?
"Is there not promise of rain?" Ling Tan asked suddenly out
of the darkness. There had been need of rain for many days.
"Only a promise," Lao Er said.
Pearl S. Buck - Dragon Seed
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