Re: Tracking and crediting bug reporters

From: Pekka Enberg
Date: Wed May 21 2008 - 09:46:51 EST

On Wed, May 21, 2008 at 4:34 PM, Johannes Weiner <hannes@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I would more argue to remove Tested-by completely because it does not
> tell much. Code is not bugfree just because someone compiled and ran
> it. And if it breaks on some other systems later on, what does it help
> if you know someone tested it? It still breaks. And you can not even
> blame the tester because of his luck of a working configuration.

Tested-by is really helpful for identifying potential testers when you
change some part of the kernel. I use git history to identify people
who are able/willing to test NUMA changes to the slab allocators that
require a big ass NUMA box to trigger a bug, for example. Also, in
some cases, testing a bug fix is not trivial and might require a lot
of work that we should give credit for.
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