Re: [clear_page] 0ad07c8104 BUG: unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at 0000000000000040

From: Borislav Petkov
Date: Sat Feb 18 2017 - 19:11:42 EST

Hey Fengguang,

On Sun, Feb 19, 2017 at 07:29:50AM +0800, Fengguang Wu wrote:
> Good point! I noticed it too while sending out the report. It'll be
> showed as this in future:

How about pointing to the patch directly?

> Sorry the 2nd report was send out manually and I only checked the
> emails in my _current_ mbox. Since the previous report email has been
> archived, it slipped through the duplication check.

No worries - this was all a prelude to me hinting at the email-based
talking to the bot :-)

> CC Xiaolong. It's possible to automate the test-of-fixup-patches.
> Firstly find out the original email report by the Message-ID being
> replied to. Then fetch all the information required for deciding where
> the patch should be applied to, parameters to auto-testing the patch.

Sounds like a plan.

It would probably even be easier for the bot if the reply-mail contained
specially-formatted hints like:


or so.

Btw, another nice aspect of this talking back to the bot is that before
I, as a recipient of the bug report, go and try to prepare a guest or
find a machine to reproduce properly, I can send a quick diff to the bot
in the meantime and say, "try this on the guest. I have a hunch it might
fix it."

> Yeah we have a TODO to do email based on-demand service, which looks
> close to your proposal.

Cool. Ping me if you need testers.



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