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SubjectRe: Top 10 kernel oopses for the week ending January 5th, 2008
J. Bruce Fields wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 05, 2008 at 09:39:35PM +0000, Al Viro wrote:
>> On Sat, Jan 05, 2008 at 01:06:17PM -0800, Arjan van de Ven wrote:
>>> The website collects kernel oops and
>>> warning reports from various mailing lists and bugzillas as well
>>> as with a client users can install to auto-submit oopses. Below
>>> is a top 10 list of the oopses collected in the last 7 days.
>>> (Reports prior to 2.6.23 have been omitted in collecting the top
>>> 10)
>>> This week, a total of 49 oopses and warnings have been reported,
>>> compared to 53 reports in the previous week.
>> FWIW, people moaning about the lack of entry-level kernel work
>> would do well by decoding those to the level of "this place in this
>> function, called from <here>, with so-and-so variable being
>> <this>" and posting the results. As skills go, it's far more
>> useful than "how to trim the trailing whitespace" and the rest of
>> crap that got so popular lately...
> Is there any good basic documentation on this to point people at?

I would second this question. I see people "decode" oops on lkml often enough, but I've never been entirely sure how its done. Is it somewhere in Documentation?

Kevin Winchester

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