kerneloops in Ubuntu

Amit Kucheria amit at
Thu Sep 11 21:36:59 UTC 2008

Thanks for your reply.

On Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 7:25 PM, Arjan van de Ven <arjan at> wrote:

> For option 1 I would like to request that at least it is possible to map
> the report to the Ubuntu distro (I do the same for other distros); if worse
> comes to worse I can then just filter them out ;)
> (and I can make per distro reports for use by the distro maintainers for
> their
> own quality assessment).

What mechanism do other distros use to differentiate the report? I
don't see any command-line option or config file option in kerneloops
to tag-on the distro name.

> Given that Ubuntu used to deviate quite a bit from mainline, especially
> in terms of drivers, the other request I have is that I get a named
> contact that I can bug to get bugs fixed in out-of-tree drivers. (I
> have that for other distros too which include non-mainline drivers)

Typically, kernel-team at would be our preferred email
address for this since it is guaranteed to be looked at by atleast one
of the kernel developers and avoids human factors such as holidays,
sickness, change of jobs, etc. :)
But if that isn't acceptable to you, I will have to ask internally to
see who would be nominated for this role.

> The nightmare scenario is that all of the top reports are in external
> drivers in the Ubuntu kernel, but nobody will ever fix them; that would
> render useless (and will eventually lead to me filtering

We share that concern.

> out the reports). However, if this is used to then get focus from the
> Ubuntu ecosystem to fix these drivers, then suddenly it becomes a highly
> valueable effort that actually improves quality of the Linux experience.

That is the idea if we can figure out the process.


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