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SubjectRe: RFC: starting a kernel-testers group for newbies
On Wed, 2008-04-30 at 07:15 -0700, Arjan van de Ven wrote:
> Maybe that's a "boggle" for you; but for me that's symptomatic of
> where we are today: We don't make (effective) prioritization
> decisions. Such decisions are hard, because it effectively means
> telling people "I'm sorry but your bug is not yet important".

It's not that clear-cut, either. Something which manifests itself as a
build failure or an immediate test failure on m68k alone, might actually
turn out to cause subtle data corruption on other platforms.

You can't always know that it isn't important, just because it only
shows up in some esoteric circumstances. You only really know how
important it was _after_ you've fixed it.

That obviously doesn't help us to prioritise.


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