Re: Planned changes for to reduce the "Bugzilla blues"

From: Geert Uytterhoeven
Date: Sun Oct 02 2022 - 12:08:35 EST

Hi Artem,

On Sun, Oct 2, 2022 at 2:49 PM Artem S. Tashkinov <aros@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> The current ill-maintained semi-functional bugzilla has proven to be a
> ton more useful than random mailing lists no sane person can keep track
> of. Bug "reports", i.e. random emails are neglected and forgotten. LKML
> is the worst of them probably.

Such a statement really needs to be backed by numbers...

> Let's operate with some examples:
> Bugzilla gets around two dozen bug reports weekly which encompass at
> most thirty emails, which equals to four emails daily on average.

This immediately debunks your statement above.

$ git log v5.19..linus/master | grep Fixes: | wc -l

So that's 46 bugs fixed per _day_. Most of them not reported
through bugzilla...

> LKML alone sees up to a hundred emails _daily_.
> Getting worked up about it? I'm dumbfounded to be honest.



Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 -- geert@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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