Re: [PATCH v2] MAINTAINERS: Add "B:" preferred bug reporting method

From: Joe Perches
Date: Tue Jan 26 2016 - 09:42:18 EST

On Tue, 2016-01-26 at 11:10 +0200, Jani Nikula wrote:
> Different subsystems and drivers have different preferred ways of
> receiving bug reports; mailing list or bugzillas at various
> locations. Add "B:" entry for specifying the preference to guide bug
> reporters at the right location.
> v2: drop the B: entry for i915 due to bikeshedding, let's see if there's
> a chance this B: entry sticks in general
> index 30aca4aa5467..c9da3a2af398 100644
> @@ -75,6 +75,8 @@ Descriptions of section entries:
>   L: Mailing list that is relevant to this area
>   W: Web-page with status/info
>   Q: Patchwork web based patch tracking system site
> + B: Preferred method for reporting bugs; bug tracking system site
> +    or "List" for mailing list.

I think that "List" is not a good idea.

Intermixing mailing list email addresses and URLs seems
odd and inconsistent.

Maybe there could be something like the "T:" and "S:"
entries where some additional qualifier is used for the
specific type of bug reporting.