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From: "Theodore Ts'o" <tytso@mit.edu>
To: Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org>
Cc: Thorsten Leemhuis <linux@leemhuis.info>,
	Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>,
	Greg KH <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	ksummit <ksummit-discuss@lists.linuxfoundation.org>,
	workflows@vger.kernel.org,
	Konstantin Ryabitsev <konstantin@linuxfoundation.org>
Subject: Re: RFC: create mailing list "linux-issues" focussed on issues/bugs and regressions
Date: Tue, 23 Mar 2021 14:07:27 -0400
Message-ID: <YFouX8vspDCFcBXT@mit.edu> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20210323122025.77888b49@gandalf.local.home>

On Tue, Mar 23, 2021 at 12:20:25PM -0400, Steven Rostedt wrote:
> On Mon, 22 Mar 2021 20:25:15 +0100
> Thorsten Leemhuis <linux@leemhuis.info> wrote:
> 
> > I agree to the last point and yeah, maybe regressions are the more
> > important problem we should work on – at least from the perspective of
> > kernel development.  But from the users perspective (and
> > reporting-issues.rst is written for that perspective) it feel a bit
> > unsatisfying to not have a solution to query for existing report,
> > regressions or not. Hmmmm...
> 
> I think the bulk of user issues are going to be regressions. Although you
> may be in a better position to know for sure, but at least for me, wearing
> my "user" hat, the thing that gets me the most is upgrading to a new kernel
> and suddenly something that use to work no longer does. And that is the
> definition of a regression. My test boxes still run old distros (one is
> running fedora 13). These are the boxes that catch the most issues, and if
> they do, they are pretty much guaranteed to be a regression.

I think it depends on the user and the subsystem.  You're a
sophisticated user, but I've fielded a goodly number of ext4 "bug
reports" which were coming from a Ubuntu 16.04 kernel, or a user who
is seeing a block device issue (either a driver bug or a hardware
failure), or in some cases both.

A lot of these "bug reports" would be headed off at the pass if we
advertised:

https://www.kernel.org/doc/html/latest/admin-guide/reporting-issues.html

much more heavily; assuming we can get the users to actually read it,
first.

						- Ted

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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
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 [this message]

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