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Date:	Mon, 26 Oct 2009 08:12:23 -0400
From:	Robert Bradbury <>
To:	Thomas Backlund <>
Cc:	LKML <>
Subject: Re: RFC: Updating the LKML bug reporting/updating framework

Thomas, thank you for pointing this out.

I was unaware of the bugzilla database.  Sometimes people
will go from AT&T UNIX to SGI IRIX to Linux without making a stop at  If it comes on a CD and boots relatively easily people
may not bother with such details.  I think I started using Linux
around the time I started using Mosaic and that may have been before
the site was as robust as it now appears to be (if it
existed at all).

Given the bugzilla database, is the LKML with its high volume and
noise level (IMO), now largely obsolete [1]?  (I think I a Google
search may have led me in the direction that it was the place to
report bugs).

1. Is there an lkml-interesting sublist (or do subscribers need to
make up their own filters)?

On 10/25/09, Thomas Backlund <> wrote:
> Robert Bradbury wrote:
>> Now, the LKML seems to to be a throwback almost to 1971 when the first
>> email messages were sent between a couple of PDP-10s.  It has patches
>> that I have no interest in, discussions I have no interest in and were
>> it not for Gmail's search function it would be generally useless (very
>> high Noise-to-Signal ratio).  Now maybe I do not understand the Linux
>> development process.  Maybe this is a "Wizard of Oz" case and there is
>> a hidden bug reporting system hidden behind the curtain -- but in
>> spite of my best efforts I cannot locate it.
> You didn't read  ??
> There is a nice section on the first page stating:
> Reporting Linux Kernel bugs
> Please see
> if you want to report a Linux kernel bug. Bug reports sent to the
> administrators will be ignored.
> There is now a bugzilla setup at Currently this is
> for reporting kernel version 2.6 bugs only.
> --
> Thomas
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