[Intel-gfx] [PATCH v2] MAINTAINERS: Add "B:" preferred bug reporting method

Jani Nikula jani.nikula at intel.com
Tue Jan 26 06:55:15 PST 2016

On Tue, 26 Jan 2016, Joe Perches <joe at perches.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 2016-01-26 at 11:10 +0200, Jani Nikula wrote:
>> Different subsystems and drivers have different preferred ways of
>> receiving bug reports; mailing list or bugzillas at various
>> locations. Add "B:" entry for specifying the preference to guide bug
>> reporters at the right location.
> []
>> v2: drop the B: entry for i915 due to bikeshedding, let's see if there's
>> a chance this B: entry sticks in general
> []
>> index 30aca4aa5467..c9da3a2af398 100644
>> @@ -75,6 +75,8 @@ Descriptions of section entries:
>>  	L: Mailing list that is relevant to this area
>>  	W: Web-page with status/info
>>  	Q: Patchwork web based patch tracking system site
>> +	B: Preferred method for reporting bugs; bug tracking system site
>> +	   or "List" for mailing list.
> I think that "List" is not a good idea.
> Intermixing mailing list email addresses and URLs seems
> odd and inconsistent.

I meant the word "List" verbatim as a keyword, indicating the bugs
should be reported to the list specified by "L:".

> Maybe there could be something like the "T:" and "S:"
> entries where some additional qualifier is used for the
> specific type of bug reporting.

Maybe we can have a kernel summit session about this, and maybe have a
patch merged by mid-2017.


Jani Nikula, Intel Open Source Technology Center

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