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    SubjectRe: bugs/regressions: report in LKML or in bugzilla?
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    Am Dienstag 07 Dezember 2010 schrieb Randy Dunlap:
    > On Tue, 7 Dec 2010 16:39:46 +0100 Martin Steigerwald wrote:
    [...]
    > > I reported some regressions to bugzilla that did not receive any
    > > attentation so far:
    > >
    > > [Bug 23792] New: openvpn: failure to unregister tap1 device, possibly
    > > related to some netconsole issue
    > > https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=23792
    > >
    > > [Bug 23642] New: easycap driver fails to compile in 2.6.37-rc3
    > > https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=23642
    >
    > That one has received attention. I commented on it and I have posted
    > a patch that fixes that particular build problem.

    Sorry, I somehow missed that reply. Thanks.

    > > A participant of a linux performance training I hold found a bug with
    > > window scaling which did not receive any reply as well:
    > >
    > > Bug 20312 - System freeze with multiples of 32 in
    > > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/tcp_adv_win_scale
    > > https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=20312
    > >
    > >
    > > Is it better to report on LKML? I have the impression that bug
    > > reports onto the mailinglist are more easily recognized.
    >
    > They are generally more visible and get more attention if they are
    > posted on an appropriate mailing list. #20312, e.g., should be posted
    > on the netdev mailing list (netdev@vger.kernel.org)
    > Probably same for #27392.

    Thanks for your hints.

    > > I also find it difficult to find the right component when reporting a
    > > problem in bugzilla. Thus reports might not go to the right persons.
    > >
    > > Please advice.
    >
    > Bugs that are posted to LKML usually are added to the kernel bugzilla
    > by one of the bugzilla maintainers. They would also select the
    > component, so you could just try that route to see if it works better.

    Or I create a Bugzilla to save bugzilla maintainers some work and post a
    hint on the mailinglist, too?

    Ciao,
    --
    Martin 'Helios' Steigerwald - http://www.Lichtvoll.de
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