For the past couple of weeks, I've been triaging bugs in the
kernel and software sub-categories in the
Bugs that are filed in these two sub-categories
tend to be catchalls for all the bugs that don't have another existing
product/cat/sub-cat. defined that they could go into. They are also typically
dumping grounds for bugs that are not being actively looked at by Sun
OpenSolaris releases are currently based on Nevada builds. We just
take the SVR4 packages that the Nevada distributions create, and
convert them into IPS packages and put those in network repositories
or deliver via updated ISO images of the Live CD.
If we want these bugs to be fixed properly, then those fixes need to be
applied to the Nevada sources. In order to get the Sun engineers to
do that, they need to be aware of the bugs. That's why they are being
transferred over to the Bugster database and closed here.
It's far from a perfect system, but hey, you work with what you've got.
In doing this bug transferring, I noticed that a lot of the new
bugs that I'd filed in Bugster, were being actively picked up and worked on. That got
me curious on just how successful this reverse transfer has been.
I wrote a small Python script that did a
to get a list of all the bugs that have been closed as
TRACKEDINBUGSTER, and then scrapped this to get a list of all the
BugsterCR values from their Whiteboard fields. I then used an internal
Bugster->Web web site, to read each of those bug reports and extract
the Status field. I then summarized the results.
(I fully appreciate that this would be much easier
if I used SQL to integrate these bugs databases, but I don't know how to
do that, or even where to go to find out how to do that).
Currently there are 400 bugs that have been closed in OpenSolaris
Bugzilla as TRACKEDINBUGSTER. Here's their status:
5-Cause Known: 4
6-Fix Understood: 3
7-Fix in Progress: 10
8-Fix Available: 6
10-Fix Delivered: 109
The real bug that needs to be fixed here is to get the Sun engineers to
actively monitor (and respond to) all bugs that are filed at
(and I understand that that is being worked on), but it's nice to know that
this triaging is having some effect, rather than all those open bugs
just lying stagnant.
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