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Re: Setting up page to collect repository corruption reports?

From: Talden <talden_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-07-15 07:30:11 CEST

An excellent idea.

Some effort needs to be made to focus attention on dealing with these
issues and providing submitter control over the breadth of disclosure
of what can be commercially sensitive details is exactly the right
approach to encouraging its use.

--
Talden
On 7/15/07, Erik Huelsmann <ehuels@gmail.com> wrote:
> Inspired by a vocal group on users@ which complains about the lack of
> repository recovery tools (yet having known corruption problems), I
> started to think we need to collect data on corruptions.
>
> My reasoning is that we're currently seeing some corruption reports,
> but probably only the tip of the iceberg which can't be solved with
> John's fsfsverify tool and then even only those which aren't handled
> by Collab, or any of the other commercial support suppliers.
>
> In order to improve our handle on things, I think it would be a good
> idea to set up an incident-report page. This page can help gather data
> about incidents and the system setup on which it occurred. That way -
> I hope - we can start to work out correlations between certain system
> setups and certain types of corruption.
>
> The incidents gathering page should help gather all relevant data and
> to gather it all at once: the current reports on users@ are far from
> complete. Possibly we could collect data on how people solved the
> issue, if applicable.
>
> The incident data should be only available to full committers doing
> backend stability analysis, unless the submitter agrees on full
> disclosure.
>
> What do people say to this idea?
>
> bye,
>
>
> Erik.
>
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