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Date:	Sun, 17 Jun 2007 18:26:55 +0200
From:	Stefan Richter <stefanr@...6.in-berlin.de>
To:	Adrian Bunk <bunk@...sta.de>
CC:	Michal Piotrowski <michal.k.k.piotrowski@...il.com>,
	Oleg Verych <olecom@...wer.upol.cz>,
	Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>,
	Andi Kleen <andi@...stfloor.org>,
	"Rafael J. Wysocki" <rjw@...k.pl>,
	Diego Calleja <diegocg@...il.com>,
	Chuck Ebbert <cebbert@...hat.com>,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>
Subject: Re: How to improve the quality of the kernel?

Adrian Bunk wrote:
>>> And we should be aware that reverting is only a workaround for the real
>>> problem which lies in our bug handling.
>> ...
> 
> And this is something I want to emphasize again.
> 
> How can we make any progress with the real problem and not only the 
> symptoms?
...

Perhaps make lists of

  - bug reports which never lead to any debug activity
    (no responsible person/team was found, or a seemingly person/team
    did not start to debug the report)

  - known regressions on release,

  - regressions that became known after release,

  - subsystems with notable backlogs of old bugs,

  - other categories?

Select typical cases from each categories, analyze what went wrong in
these cases, and try to identify practicable countermeasures.

Another approach:  Figure out areas where quality is exemplary and try
to draw conclusions for areas where quality is lacking.
-- 
Stefan Richter
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