Re: [Ksummit-discuss] RFC: create mailing list "linux-issues" focussed on issues/bugs and regressions

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On 23.03.21 16:01, Konstantin Ryabitsev wrote:
> On Tue, 23 Mar 2021 at 04:58, Thorsten Leemhuis <linux@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> 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
> Hopefully, it will help direct some users to
> their distro bug trackers first.

Ahh, great, thx!

>>> 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 searches to identify bug reports.  (e.g.,
>> 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:
> Theoretically, a similar tool could exist for the kernel.

Wasn't aware of that tool, thx for pointing it out, will take a closer look.

Ciao, Thorsten

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