[RFC] Ability to link launchpad bugs to the hardware database

Steve Conklin steve.conklin at canonical.com
Tue Dec 9 17:56:12 UTC 2008

This obviously would have to happen in launchpad, but I want to know
whether anyone else things this is potentially helpful.

What if . . . we could link a bug to one or more specific hardware
entities in the hardware database? That would make it trivially easy to
search for all bugs that relate to a particular piece of hardware,
instead of searching for the PCI or USB identifier and hoping it's in
the bug.

This would allow some interesting tools:

Search submitted lspci and lsusb output against existing bugs - even a
tool that allows a user to query for all open bugs against the hardware
they are running.

Query to get a feel for how many people are affected by a particular bug.


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