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-[Some of this is taken from Frohwalt Egerer's original linux-kernel FAQ]
- What follows is a suggested procedure for reporting Linux bugs. You
-aren't obliged to use the bug reporting format, it is provided as a guide
-to the kind of information that can be useful to developers - no more.
- If the failure includes an "OOPS:" type message in your log or on
-screen please read "Documentation/oops-tracing.txt" before posting your
-bug report. This explains what you should do with the "Oops" information
-to make it useful to the recipient.
- Send the output to the maintainer of the kernel area that seems to
-be involved with the problem, and cc the relevant mailing list. Don't
-worry too much about getting the wrong person. If you are unsure send it
-to the person responsible for the code relevant to what you were doing.
-If it occurs repeatably try and describe how to recreate it. That is
-worth even more than the oops itself. The list of maintainers and
-mailing lists is in the MAINTAINERS file in this directory. If you
-know the file name that causes the problem you can use the following
-command in this directory to find some of the maintainers of that file:
- perl scripts/get_maintainer.pl -f <filename>
- If it is a security bug, please copy the Security Contact listed
-in the MAINTAINERS file. They can help coordinate bugfix and disclosure.
-See Documentation/SecurityBugs for more information.
- If you are totally stumped as to whom to send the report, send it to
-firstname.lastname@example.org. (For more information on the linux-kernel
-mailing list see http://www.tux.org/lkml/).
-This is a suggested format for a bug report sent to the Linux kernel mailing
-list. Having a standardized bug report form makes it easier for you not to
-overlook things, and easier for the developers to find the pieces of
-information they're really interested in. Don't feel you have to follow it.
- First run the ver_linux script included as scripts/ver_linux, which
-reports the version of some important subsystems. Run this script with
-the command "sh scripts/ver_linux".
-Use that information to fill in all fields of the bug report form, and
-post it to the mailing list with a subject of "PROBLEM: <one line
-summary from [1.]>" for easy identification by the developers.
-[1.] One line summary of the problem:
-[2.] Full description of the problem/report:
-[3.] Keywords (i.e., modules, networking, kernel):
-[4.] Kernel information
-[4.1.] Kernel version (from /proc/version):
-[4.2.] Kernel .config file:
-[5.] Most recent kernel version which did not have the bug:
-[6.] Output of Oops.. message (if applicable) with symbolic information
- resolved (see Documentation/oops-tracing.txt)
-[7.] A small shell script or example program which triggers the
- problem (if possible)
-[8.1.] Software (add the output of the ver_linux script here)
-[8.2.] Processor information (from /proc/cpuinfo):
-[8.3.] Module information (from /proc/modules):
-[8.4.] Loaded driver and hardware information (/proc/ioports, /proc/iomem)
-[8.5.] PCI information ('lspci -vvv' as root)
-[8.6.] SCSI information (from /proc/scsi/scsi)
-[8.7.] Other information that might be relevant to the problem
- (please look in /proc and include all information that you
- think to be relevant):
-[X.] Other notes, patches, fixes, workarounds: