Re: Script to help users to report a BUG

From: randy_dunlap
Date: Wed Jun 22 2005 - 14:12:23 EST

On Sun, 19 Jun 2005 22:32:16 +0200 Paolo Ciarrocchi wrote:

| Hi all,
| what do you think about this simple idea of a script that could help
| users to fill better BUG reports ?
| The usage is quite simple, put the attached file in
| /usr/src/linux/scripts and then:
| [root@frodo scripts]# ./ /tmp/BUGREPORT/
| cat: /proc/scsi/scsi: No such file or directory
| [root@frodo scripts]# ls /tmp/BUGREPORT/
| cpuinfo.bug ioports.bug modules.bug software.bug
| iomem.bug lspci.bug scsi.bug version.bug
| Now you can simply attach all the .bug files to the bugzilla report or
| inline them in a email.
| The script is rude but it is enough to give you an idea of what I have in mind.
| Any comment ?

It can be useful. We certainly see bug reports with a good bit
of missing information.

I would rather see the script write all /proc etc. contents to just
one file (with some headings prior to each file). One file would be
easier to email inline or to attach...

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