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Re: Handling bugs properly (Was: Bug#474964: ...)

On Fri, 18 Apr 2008, Andrei Popescu wrote:

If anybody would confirm that this problem might belong to module-init-tools
I would volunteer to take over the job of proper reassignment - but I
just don't know exactly and "my experts in questions like this" just
refuse proper communication.

See #407256

Hmmm, this is interesting.  The bug report says:

   It's a kernel bug which affects module-init-tool

so I think the problem seems to be assigned to the right package.
Moreover it says:

   we may work around it in udev since the upstream kernel maintainer
   refuses to implement a proper fix

If there is a workaround in udev I think this bug can be closed (or
at least decreased in severity to minor/7wishlist) if there is a proper
documentation (for instance in README.Debian, i wonder if such a problem
qualifies for NEWS.Debian?) of the problem and what to do to circumvent
the problem.  Moreover I wonder whether this documentation should be
put into linux-image packages or rather module-init-tools which is finally
affected.  What do you think?  I'd volunteer to write the things down
but beeing no expert in these kernel internas myself, I would like to
hear your opinion what you regard as the best way to provide the
relevant information to the user.

Kind regards



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