[RFC] Enabling kerneloops in default install

Matt Zimmerman mdz at ubuntu.com
Fri Dec 19 00:12:06 GMT 2008

On Tue, Dec 09, 2008 at 05:35:25PM -0800, Amit Kucheria wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 19, 2008 at 9:57 PM, Matt Zimmerman <mdz at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> > Amit discussed this with Arjan at some length at the Linux Plumbers
> > Conference, and the conclusion seems to be that he wants a way to identify
> > Ubuntu kernels based on the version number, and confirmation that we'll
> > address the top issues which come up (and not let them languish), which is
> > already our practice.
> The Jaunty kernel (2.6.28-2) now has all the version information
> required by kerneloops to identify Ubuntu kernels from an oops.
> Could we now move kerneloops to 'main' as part of the default install?

I definitely support this.  It should go through the normal main inclusion
review, of course, but it should be fairly uncontroversial on the CDs (it's

One thing I definitely expect will need to change is the fact that (last I
checked) it runs as root.  It only needs privileges to read dmesg and

 - mdz

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