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Date:	Sun, 17 Jun 2007 18:47:10 +0200
From:	"Michal Piotrowski" <michal.k.k.piotrowski@...il.com>
To:	"Stefan Richter" <stefanr@...6.in-berlin.de>
Cc:	"Adrian Bunk" <bunk@...sta.de>,
	"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?

On 17/06/07, Stefan Richter <stefanr@...6.in-berlin.de> wrote:
> 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?

It is unworkable in wiki.

There is a new regression field in bugzilla, but it is only the first
step to implement regression tracking feature.

>
> 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
> -=====-=-=== -==- =---=
> http://arcgraph.de/sr/
>

Regards,
Michal

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