Re: Bugzilla Changes

Darren Hart <dvhart@...>

On 11/01/2010 02:40 PM, Bruce Ashfield wrote:
On 10-11-01 4:13 PM, Saul Wold wrote:
On 11/01/2010 12:17 PM, Darren Hart wrote:
On 10/30/2010 01:50 AM, Saul Wold wrote:

We need to review the existing Bugzilla and update the Products and
Categories to reflect the projects correctly. Please review this email
and make comments, suggestions for moving forward with a better

Currently we have "Core OS" with the following Components:
Graphics Driver
Tool Chain

Along with "Poky" which contains:
SDK Tools

There are also product categories for "Runtime Distribution", "Sato"
"SDK Plugins". Along with other infrastructure items.

I would propose that we clearly define the some new products and move
bugs as appropriate:

Poky Build System - for Poky class and configuration issues
User Space - for user space, patching and runtime failures
Tool Chain - break it down to compiler, tools, libraries
The divide between User Space and Tool Chain is a bit vague. For
instance, I would generally expect to see glibc under User Space, but
your description seems to place it under Tool Chain.
Good point. (See my reply to Mark's email)

and general Kernel - Break it down to Arch / Config components
Please keep the kernel separate from the Tool Chain, something along the
lines of:

- Core
- Drivers
- Tooling (Trace, Debug, Perf)
I think my lines might have run together! It was meant to be separate,
and this looks like a good break down.
This is too much separation, having over categorization
of the kernel defects at this point is overkill.
Agree in principle.

I'd suggest three categories:

- kernel build (which often transitions to
straight up build-system after triage).
- kernel configuration
- kernel runtime
Let me confirm:

- kernel runtime (this includes all errors, panics, BUGs, etc. from the
three categories I listed above - no objection).

It's still 3 categories, but separate by type of bug instead of area of bug. It's still fine with me. My biggest concern was keeping the kernel separate, and it is in either form. I'll happily defer to Bruce with respect to an efficient set of kernel bug categories for an embedded "not-a-distribution".

Let's keep it simple.

Darren Hart
Embedded Linux Kernel

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