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SubjectRe: Giving developers clue how many testers verified certain kernel version
Hi Adrian,
well, the idea was to give you a clue how many people did NOT complain
because it either worked or they did not realize/care. The goal
was different. For example, I have 2 computers and both need current acpi
patch to work fine. I went to bugzilla and found nobody has filed such bugs
before - so I did and said it is already fixed in current acpi patch.
But you'd never know that I tested that successfully. And I don't believe
to get emails from lkml that I installed a patch and it did not break
anything. I hope you get the idea now. ;)

Adrian Bunk wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 22, 2005 at 03:34:09AM +0200, Martin MOKREJ? wrote:
> Hi Martin,
>> I think the discussion going on here in another thread about lack
>>of positive information on how many testers successfully tested certain
>>kernel version can be easily solved with real solution.
>> How about opening separate "project" in named
>>kernel-testers or whatever, where whenever cvs/svn/bk gatekeepers
>>would release some kernel patch, would open an empty "bugreport"
>>for that version, say for 2.6.13-rc3-git4.
>> Anybody willing to join the crew who cared to download the patch
>>and tested the kernel would post just a single comment/follow-up
>>to _that_ "bugreport" with either "positive" rating or URL
>>of his own bugreport with some new bug. When the bug get's closed
>>it would be immediately obvious in the 2.6.13-rc3-git4 bug ticket
>>as that bug will be striked-through as closed.
>> Then, we could easily just browse through and see that 2.6.13-rc2
>>was tested by 33 fellows while 3 of them found a problem and 2 such
>>problems were closed since then.
> most likely, only a small minory of the people downloading a patch would
> register at such a "project".
> The important part of the work, the bug reports, can already today go to
> lnux-kernel and/or the Bugzilla.
> You'd spend efforts for such a "project" that would only produce some
> numbers of questionable value.
> cu
> Adrian

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