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

Jani Nikula jani.nikula at intel.com
Tue Jan 26 07:05:37 PST 2016

On Tue, 26 Jan 2016, Richard Weinberger <richard.weinberger at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 26, 2016 at 3:42 PM, 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.
>> Maybe there could be something like the "T:" and "S:"
>> entries where some additional qualifier is used for the
>> specific type of bug reporting.
> Yeah, if B: is present, use the given URL for bug reporting.
> If not use the mailinglist... :-)

B: not being present, the status quo, could mean either the list or
https://bugzilla.kernel.org/, depending on the driver/subsystem.

I'd also like to encourage people to add URLs like


here to immediately lead the bug reporter to the correct product and
component in the bug tracker.


Jani Nikula, Intel Open Source Technology Center

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