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

Tim Gardner tim.gardner at canonical.com
Tue Dec 9 18:08:16 UTC 2008

Steve Conklin wrote:
> 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.
> Comments?

This was actually one of the features we (the kernel team) requested
during the last UDS cycle. I've heard second or third hand that
_something_ is going on with this feature, but I'm not sure of the
details. Christian Reis (kiko) is likely a good person to ask.


Tim Gardner tim.gardner at canonical.com

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