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SubjectRe: bug database braindump from the kernel summit
Manfred Spraul writes:
> [Larry McVoy]

>> 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.

Yep. The two hardware-related items that usually matter:

Little-endian or broken-endian?
32-bit or 64-bit?

The CPU type is not necessary or sufficient, since one can often
run a 32-bit kernel on 64-bit hardware and at least MIPS has both
little-endian and broken-endian supported.
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