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SubjectRe: bug database braindump from the kernel summit
On Sun, 1 Apr 2001, Manfred Spraul wrote:
> > There was a lot of discussion about possible tools
> > that would dig out the /proc/pci info
>
> I think the tools should not dig too much information out of the system.
> I remember some Microsoft (win98 beta?) bugtracking software that
> insisted on sending a several hundert kB long compressed blob with every
> bug report.
> IMHO it must be possible to file bugreports without the complete hw info
> if I know that the bug isn't hw related.

Two comments --
* It's only disk space. It's better to have and not need, than need and
not have. Please do give me 200kb bug reports! :)
* There should be a way to allow the user to omit hw info, because the
user may not want to disclose some parts of their system.

Regards,

Jeff




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