Private bugs - mdadm

Dmitrijs Ledkovs dmitrij.ledkov at
Mon Jul 2 11:35:53 UTC 2012

On 02/07/12 12:25, Tim Frost wrote:
> I am one of a number of people affected by an apparent bug in mdadm.
> The official master bug in launchpad is marked as private - #946758
> ( for those who have access to
> it).  My best reference (which I have subscribed to) is #946344
> ( ) and there
> is a message associated with that bug as follows:
> 	Remember, this bug report is a duplicate of a private bug.
> 	 Comment here only if you think the duplicate status is wrong. 
> From what I an tell, this bug has been around for a year, affecting
> people who use RAID, but have some partitions (in my case, it is swap
> partitions) that are not managed by the raid subsystem.
> How can I (and other affected people) track progress [or update the
> master bug report with useful information/patches/...] if the master bug
> is private? 
> I know that there are reasons for protecting sensitive data, but there
> should be a way of creating a master bug record in Launchpad that has
> the data needed to track the issue, without exposing any sensitive data.

Automatically filed bugs via apport are all initially marked as private.
Ubuntu BugSquad works on the bugs and trianges / makes them public if
there is no sensitive data in the bug report and the automatically
attached files.

I have checked the attachments on the bug, and there doesn't seem to be
anything private (apart from hostnames, user names & mount points).

I therefore have now marked the bug public.


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