[RFC 6/7] Docs: Add a tips section to REPORTING-BUGS.

From: Sarah Sharp
Date: Mon Apr 15 2013 - 13:35:49 EST

Lots of grumpy maintainers would love to have annoying newbies and
disorganized bug reporters read Eric S. Raymond's "How To Ask Questions
The Smart Way". Simon Tatham's "How to Report Bugs Effectively" is also

It's likely no one will bother to read these, but it does give
maintainers something to point to.

Signed-off-by: Sarah Sharp <sarah.a.sharp@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
REPORTING-BUGS | 13 +++++++++++++
1 files changed, 13 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)

index 327b33b..d397e918 100644
@@ -64,6 +64,19 @@ information on the linux-kernel mailing list see

+Tips for reporting bugs
+If you haven't reported a bug before, please read:
+It's REALLY important to report bugs that seem unrelated as separate email
+threads or separate bugzilla entries. If you report several unrelated
+bugs at once, it's difficult for maintainers to tease apart the relevant
[Some of this is taken from Frohwalt Egerer's original linux-kernel FAQ]

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