[ubuntu-x] Tagging Xorg bugs (especially -intel)

Bryce Harrington bryce at canonical.com
Mon Apr 27 21:31:28 BST 2009

On Mon, Apr 06, 2009 at 11:55:57PM -0700, Bryce Harrington wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 07, 2009 at 12:18:03AM -0400, Geir Ove Myhr wrote:
> > Finally, a set of tags for tossing bugs with similar problems in the
> > same bin: crash, corruption, ghost-monitor, dual-head, edid, 3d,
> > video, compiz, resolution, suspend, hibernate, resume, hang,
> > performance are currently applied tags that come to my mind.
> I really like this idea; it could very much help in tracking down
> dupes.  Also, when fixing bugs I like to look at other bugs that share
> the same symptom since often I can use the same approach to fix them as
> well.  A few comments -

What does everyone think of the following list of tags for symptoms?

all_symptoms = [

I decided to lump suspend/hibernate/resume issues into just 'resume',
since most of the time that's when the issue occurs.  Indeed, a lot of
these end up being kernel issues rather than X, but it's worth having a
tag so we can segregate them from other bugs until they've had a chance
to be reviewed.

I opted for 'bad-edid' rather than just 'edid', to focus it on just
cases where the monitor produces invalid EDID information.  'edid' in
general can be involved with a variety of bugs, but I think those are
better covered by the 'resolution', 'dual-head', etc. categories.

Instead of 'video' I opted for 'xv' and 'tv-out', to eliminate potential
confusion there.

In browsing through the -intel bugs, these tags appear to cover the
vast majority of the issues.  I've not looked at other packages, so
possibly a few more symptom categories could be added, but this gives us
a really good start.

Anyway, let me know what you think.  Meanwhile, if you feel like tagging
bugs with symptoms, please do go ahead now.  I've got several plans in
mind for how to take advantage of these once they're more fully in


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