apport-kerneloops reporting

Brian Murray brian at
Tue Aug 9 18:11:32 UTC 2011

On Mon, Aug 08, 2011 at 10:05:24AM -0600, Tim Gardner wrote:
> On 08/08/2011 09:25 AM, Brian Murray wrote:
> >On Mon, Aug 08, 2011 at 08:12:04AM -0600, Tim Gardner wrote:
> >>On 08/03/2011 09:55 AM, Brian Murray wrote:
> >>>I've recently made some changes to kerneloops and apport which
> >>>modify the way that kerneloops are reported.
> >>>
> >>>In kerneloops there is now a filter so that any Oops with the word
> >>>WARNING in it is not sent to apport for reporting this should
> >>>significantly reduce the quantity of apport-kerneloops bug reports
> >>>you receive.
> >>>
> >>>The linux package hook for apport will now also tag
> >>>apport-kerneloops bug reports using a format of
> >>>'kernel-driver-$drivername' if it detects a driver name in the RIP /
> >>>IP line.  For example, is tagged
> >>>kernel-driver-i915.  I also went through and tagged all existing Oops
> >>>reports the same way and sent Leann a list of the tags that were
> >>>used.
> >>>
> >>>Looking at the current list of apport-kerneloops reports from
> >>>Oneiric[1] I have one suggestion and one question.
> >>>
> >>>Suggestion:
> >>>
> >>>The importance of these bug reports should be automatically set to
> >>>at least High by whatever script does automatic triage.
> >>>
> >>>A question or two:
> >>>
> >>>I noticed there are a few NETDEV WATCHDOG bug reports in the list.
> >>>
> >>
> >>These appear to be triggered by one of several network drivers that
> >>have various issues, some of which are being worked on. Its a
> >>failure to transmit a packet when the network stack thinks its
> >>should have been able to do so. As such its largely harmless and in
> >>the same class as WARN.
> >>
> >>>1) Are these worth reporting?
> >
> >Based off your statement above it sounds like to me that these are not
> >worth reporting and should be filtered out in kerneloops so that they do
> >not end up in Launchpad.  Agreed?
> Works for me.

The change has been uploaded and these should no longer be reported.

Brian Murray
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