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Re: [opensuse] Novell Bugzilla - At it Again - Bugs Apparently Dismissed Without Sufficient Investigation
  • From: Anders Johansson <ajh@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 4 Apr 2008 17:23:06 +0100
  • Message-id: <200804041823.06352.ajh@xxxxxxxxxx>
On Friday 04 April 2008 08:20:02 David C. Rankin wrote:

How many of you have ever gotten the feeling that some of the
developers with Novell bugzilla work harder trying to punt bugs than
they do actually trying to understand whether a valid problem exists or
not? I have been frustrated a number of times when gone the extra mile
to provided a detailed documented bug submission, only to have someone
at Novell try to punt the bug when it is apparent that not one iota of
investigation has been done sufficient to either rule in or rule out a

This is very much not true. If there is a software problem in a core package -
especially the kernel, it will get attention, and lots of it

In this case however, it just looks like accessing the graphics card in any
form more advanced than a frame buffer triggers a hardware error. As I
mentioned in the other mail, the software doesn't analyse anything, this
message is coming from the hardware itself. If the message is wrong, the
hardware vendor is still to blame, for sending bad machine check exceptions

Madness takes its toll
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