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From: Konstantin Ryabitsev <konstantin@linuxfoundation.org>
To: Thorsten Leemhuis <linux@leemhuis.info>
Cc: "Theodore Ts'o" <tytso@mit.edu>,
	Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>,
	Greg KH <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>,
	workflows@vger.kernel.org,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	ksummit <ksummit-discuss@lists.linuxfoundation.org>
Subject: Re: [Ksummit-discuss] RFC: create mailing list "linux-issues" focussed on issues/bugs and regressions
Date: Tue, 23 Mar 2021 11:01:06 -0400
Message-ID: <CAMwyc-Sqbkg=VxCWcfRazkGG7vkwEQ43m9Dov_Nawia5MN_oUQ@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <54aeb1f7-ffc7-74e1-a731-8970d44ff852@leemhuis.info>

On Tue, 23 Mar 2021 at 04:58, Thorsten Leemhuis <linux@leemhuis.info> wrote:
> >  If we can
> > actually get users to *read* it, I think it's going to save kernel
> > developers a huge amount of time and frustration.
>
> And users hopefully as well. But yes, making them read it is the
> problem. :-/

I've added a very visible admonition on the front of
bugzilla.kernel.org. Hopefully, it will help direct some users to
their distro bug trackers first.

> > I wonder if it might be useful to have a form which users could be
> > encouraged to fill out so that (a) the information is available in a
> > structured format so it's easier for developers to find the relevant
> > information, (b) so it is easier for programs to parse, for easier
> > reporting or indexing, and (c) as a nudge so that users remember to
> > report critical bits of information such as the hardware
> > configuration, the exact kernel version, which distribution userspace
> > was in use, etc.
> >
> > There could also be something in the text form which would make it
> > easier for lore.kernel.org searches to identify bug reports.  (e.g.,
> > "LINUX KERNEL BUG REPORTER TEMPLATE")
>
> Hmmm, yeah, I like that idea. I'll keep it in mind for later: I would
> prefer to get reporting-issues.rst officially blessed and
> reporting-bugs.rst gone before working on further enhancements.

To my knowledge, git project uses a tool for that:
https://git-scm.com/docs/git-bugreport

Theoretically, a similar tool could exist for the kernel.

-K

  reply index

Thread overview: 22+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-03-22 15:18 Thorsten Leemhuis
2021-03-22 16:55 ` [Ksummit-discuss] " Lukas Bulwahn
2021-03-22 19:49   ` Thorsten Leemhuis
2021-03-22 17:16 ` Konstantin Ryabitsev
2021-03-22 17:57   ` [Ksummit-discuss] " James Bottomley
2021-03-22 18:34     ` Eric Wong
2021-03-22 18:55       ` Thorsten Leemhuis
2021-03-22 19:20         ` Konstantin Ryabitsev
2021-03-22 18:32 ` Linus Torvalds
2021-03-22 19:25   ` Thorsten Leemhuis
2021-03-22 21:56     ` [Ksummit-discuss] " Theodore Ts'o
2021-03-23  8:57       ` Thorsten Leemhuis
2021-03-23 15:01         ` Konstantin Ryabitsev [this message]
2021-03-23 19:09           ` Thorsten Leemhuis
2021-03-23 18:11         ` Theodore Ts'o
2021-03-23 18:51           ` Thorsten Leemhuis
2021-03-23 14:57     ` Luis Chamberlain
2021-03-23 16:20     ` Steven Rostedt
2021-03-23 16:30       ` [Ksummit-discuss] " James Bottomley
2021-03-23 21:43         ` Konstantin Ryabitsev
2021-03-23 23:11           ` Eric Wong
2021-03-23 18:07       ` Theodore Ts'o

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