KS2008: Fixing the Kernel Janitors Project
Posted Sep 19, 2008 14:07 UTC (Fri) by Wummel
Parent article: KS2008: Fixing the Kernel Janitors Project
Andrew repeated his statement that the best thing for new developers to do is to ensure that every system they have access to runs perfectly with current kernels.
I can easily test that the machine boots and there are no kernel oopses while using it.
All other bug types are not really easy to identify reliably as a kernel bug. My desktop system has a lot of user-space software layers where the bug could also come from (eg. dbus, udev or dozens of libraries per program).
So the advise from Andrew is good and valid, but I fear it only catches a minority of errors.
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