On Mon, Apr 16, 2018 at 12:47:11PM -0400, Steven Rostedt wrote:
>On Mon, 16 Apr 2018 16:31:09 +0000
>Sasha Levin <alexander.le...@microsoft.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, Apr 16, 2018 at 12:22:44PM -0400, Steven Rostedt wrote:
>> >On Mon, 16 Apr 2018 16:14:15 +0000
>> >Sasha Levin <alexander.le...@microsoft.com> wrote:
>> >
>> >> Since the rate we're seeing now with AUTOSEL is similar to what we were
>> >> seeing before AUTOSEL, what's the problem it's causing?
>> >
>> >Does that mean we just doubled the rate of regressions? That's the
>> >problem.
>> No, the rate stayed the same :)
>> If before ~2% of stable commits were buggy, this is still the case with
>Sorry, I didn't mean "rate" I meant "number". If the rate stayed the
>same, that means the number increased.

Indeed, just like the number of regressions in mainline has increased
over time.

>> >>
>> >> How do you know if a bug bothers someone?
>> >>
>> >> If a user is annoyed by a LED issue, is he expected to triage the bug,
>> >> report it on LKML and patiently wait for the appropriate patch to be
>> >> backported?
>> >
>> >Yes.
>> I'm honestly not sure how to respond.
>> Let me ask my wife (who is happy using Linux as a regular desktop user)
>> how comfortable she would be with triaging kernel bugs...
>That's really up to the distribution, not the main kernel stable. Does
>she download and compile the kernels herself? Does she use LEDs?
>The point is, stable is to keep what was working continued working.
>If we don't care about introducing a regression, and just want to keep
>regressions the same as mainline, why not just go to mainline? That way
>you can also get the new features? Mainline already has the mantra to
>not break user space. When I work on new features, I sometimes stumble
>on bugs with the current features. And some of those fixes require a
>rewrite. It was "good enough" before, but every so often could cause a
>bug that the new feature would trigger more often. Do we back port that
>rewrite? Do we backport fixes to old code that are more likely to be
>triggered by new features?
>Ideally, we should be working on getting to no regressions to stable.

This is exactly what we're doing.

If a fix for a bug in -stable introduces a different regression,
should we take it or not?

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