Kernel Bug Handling Process and Review

Registered by Leann Ogasawara on 2009-10-22

It is still apparent that the incoming volume of kernel bugs remains problematic to manage. The ratio of incoming bugs to resources still doesn't scale. The goal of this spec is to re-evaluate our current bug management work flow and practices and determine a more effective way to manage kernel bugs.

Blueprint information

Status:
Complete
Approver:
Pete Graner
Priority:
Essential
Drafter:
Leann Ogasawara
Direction:
Approved
Assignee:
Jeremy Foshee
Definition:
Approved
Series goal:
Accepted for lucid
Implementation:
Implemented
Milestone target:
milestone icon ubuntu-10.04-beta-1
Started by
Pete Graner on 2009-11-10
Completed by
Jeremy Foshee on 2010-05-19

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Status:
It is still apparent that the incoming volume of kernel bugs remains problematic to manage. The ratio of incoming bugs to resources still doesn't scale. The goal of this spec is to re-evaluate our current bug management work flow and practices and determine a more effective way to manage kernel bugs.

Work items ubuntu-10.04-beta-1:
[leannogasawara] apport -- prevent reporting against linux-meta, moving to linux:DONE
[leannogasawara] apport -- interactive kernel hooks:DONE
[jeremyfoshee] arsenal -- start running the arsenal automatically for lucid:DONE
[leannogasawara] arsenal -- can we detect staging drivers and tag:DONE
[apw] tracking -- add DRM info to /proc/version_signature and dmesg:DONE
[leannogasawara] bug days -- look for bugs with interesting features, pictures/videos etc:DONE
[leannogasawara] bug days -- look at improving advertising:DONE

Work Items for ubuntu-10.04-beta-2:
[leannogasawara] apport -- sub-system directed reporting [amber]:DONE
[jeremyfoshee] documentation -- review X's debug focused wiki pages [amber]:DONE
[jeremyfoshee] arsenal -- use the apport release to tag bug series:DONE
[leannogasawara] apport/arsenal -- consolidate crash reports as we do for coredumps:POSTPONED

Work Items for ubuntu-10.04:
[apw] kerneloops -- ensure ubuntu oopses are detected correctly:POSTPONED
[apw] kerneloops -- move to bugs only coming through launchpad:POSTPONED
[apw] c-o-d -- we should be building the tip of lucid daily, uploading to pre-proposed:DONE
[apw] c-o-d -- can we build some bisect points between releases:POSTPONED
[jeremyfoshee] documentation -- re-organize kernel team wiki pages :POSTPONED

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