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Kernel Space: Kerneloops, Read-Mostly, and I/O Port 80

Jan 10, 2008, 11:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jonathan Corbet)

"Triage is an important part of a kernel developer's job. A project as large and as widely-used as the kernel will always generate more bug reports than can be realistically addressed in the amount of time which is available. So developers must figure out which reports are most deserving of their attention. Sometimes the existence of an irate, paying customer makes this decision easy. Other times, though, it is a matter of making a guess at which bugs are affecting the largest numbers of users. And that often comes down to how many different reports have come in for a given problem.

"Of course, counting reports is not the easiest thing to do, especially if they are not all sent to the same place..."

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