Re: Number of bugs - statistics

From: Adrian Bunk
Date: Thu May 22 2008 - 13:36:18 EST

On Thu, May 22, 2008 at 10:08:49AM -0700, Natalie Protasevich wrote:
> On Thu, May 22, 2008 at 9:50 AM, Adrian Bunk <bunk@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >> by various criteria: ALSA bugs
> >> are numerous, which is not important for most enterprise server users
> >> who would completely disregard this category, whereas desktop users
> >> will probably concentrate on those more than any other.
> >
> > The majority of machines running Linux most likely runs with ARM CPUs.
> >
> > Show me any public source you want to use for getting serious data for
> > this area.
> There is no one, except dispersed reports and ... appropriate
> implementation involving search engine comes to mind.

Much of this information will never be published at any place where
Google could find it.

> >> So the answer
> >> to question about kernel stability would be more adequate depending on
> >> who's asking.
> >
> > You must not confuse "number of reported bugs" with "kernel stability" -
> > these two can be quite decoupled.
> Number of existing, proven and prioritized bugs maybe better to say.
> I think there is a correlation.

Some correlaton.

If people are aware of the weaknesses and the many obvious ways to
manipulate such statistics.

> --Natalie



"Is there not promise of rain?" Ling Tan asked suddenly out
of the darkness. There had been need of rain for many days.
"Only a promise," Lao Er said.
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