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SubjectRe: bug database braindump from the kernel summit
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Gregory Maxwell writes:
> On Sun, Apr 01, 2001 at 03:43:52PM -0400, Albert D. Cahalan wrote:

>> I'm really sick of being buried in useless information. The signal
>> gets lost in the noise. It is easy to discard automatically generated
>> bug reports, and way too annoying to wade through the crud.
>>
>> When network connections hang, the console-tools package version
>> isn't likely to be of any use. When ramfs leaks memory, nobody needs
>> the content of /proc/pci.
>>
>> Sometimes the bit of crud are HUGE. Imagine the hardware info
>> for a 64-way SGI or Sun box with plenty of devices attached.
>
> Disk space is 'free'.

Disk space isn't the issue. Just a few days ago I tried to help
somebody who posted one of the bloated fill-in-the-form bug reports.
I gave him a useless answer, because I didn't see amid all the junk
that he had no problems with a 2.2.xx kernel. The good information
had been buried in fluff.

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