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SubjectRe: bug database braindump from the kernel summit
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'. The information should be stored in a database where
you can retrieve the information you need at will, while the back-end can
statistically analyze the whole of the information looking for anomalies you
would never have expected (like that network hang actually being caused by
console-tools :) ).
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