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Date:   Thu, 19 Nov 2020 08:20:36 -0800
From:   Randy Dunlap <>
To:     Thorsten Leemhuis <>,
        Jonathan Corbet <>
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH v2 00/26] Make reporting-bugs easier to grasp and yet
 more detailed & helpful

On 11/19/20 4:29 AM, Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
> Am 19.11.20 um 01:29 schrieb Jonathan Corbet:
>> On Sun, 15 Nov 2020 11:13:52 +0100
>> Thorsten Leemhuis <> wrote:
>>>> So I've not had a chance to try to read through the whole thing again,
>>>> will try to do so in the near future.
>>> Great, thx, looking forward to it.
>> OK, I have made a *quick* pass through the whole thing and sent a small
>> number of comments separately.
> Great, thx, much appreciated.
>> There are things that could be tweaked
>> (there always will be) but I'm not sure we should worry about those yet.
>> I would suggest doing this:
>>   - Collapse the whole thing down to a patch adding reporting-bugs-v2.rst
>>     (or some suitable name).
> Maybe just "reporting-issues.rst" or "reporting-issues-wip.rst". The text talks about issues anyway and rarely uses the word "bug".
>>  I do wonder if it should also move to the
>>     process manual as part of this; not only admins will report bugs.
> I had wondered about this myself a few weeks ago, but I assumed someone had good reasons to put it in the admin section.
> /me looks closer
> Hmmm, now I'm unsure myself where to place it:
>  * Documentation/admin/ is introduced as "The Linux kernel user’s and administrator’s guide" ( So maybe it's the right place that just uses a directory name that's easily misunderstood :-/
>  * the process section starts with the words "So you want to be a Linux kernel developer? Welcome!" ( That might be a bit intimidating for people that just want to report a bug.
> I guess it's best if you decide.
I prefer to leave it in /admin-guide/.


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