[llvm-dev] RFC: Bug-closing protocol
Daniel Berlin via llvm-dev
llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Tue Jun 12 17:48:05 PDT 2018
Isn't svn set up to auto-parse and post to the bug so you can just say
"fixes bug 44444" and it parses it out?
I mean, i added that to gcc like 15 years ago, i'm surprised we don't do
Nobody should have to add this info manually unless someone forgot to put
it in a commit message.
On Tue, Jun 12, 2018 at 1:36 PM, Tom Stellard via llvm-dev <
llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org> wrote:
> On 06/12/2018 07:51 AM, via llvm-dev wrote:
> > TL;DR: It's okay to close a bug, if you can justify it properly.
> > Recently there has been a spate of bug-closing with what I would call
> > inadequate documentation. Comments such as "Obsolete?" or "I assume
> > it's fixed" could be applied to nearly every open bug we have. While
> > this does reduce the open bug count--something I have been watching
> > with morbid fascination for years--I do fear that the reduction is
> > potentially artificial, and incorrectly puts the onus on the original
> > bug author to reopen the case.
> > I suggest that closing a bug can be done IF AND ONLY IF you also state
> > one of the following:
> > - that revision NNNNNN actually fixed the bug
> There is a field in bugzilla called "Fixed By Commits" that I added
> specifically for this information.
> > - that the bug cannot be reproduced with revision NNNNNN
> > - that the circumstances for the bug don't apply anymore; e.g.,
> > "This is about the makefiles and we don't use makefiles anymore."
> > - sound reasons for not fixing something (WONTFIX)
> > - some specific and plausible reason to think that a given bug is
> > otherwise inapplicable or obsolete
> > In particular, "Obsolete?" and "I assume it's fixed" are NOT enough
> > justification to close a bug.
> > If people are okay with this, I'd expect adding a new section to the
> > Developer Policy is probably the right place to put it.
> > Comments/brickbats welcome...
> > --paulr
> > _______________________________________________
> > LLVM Developers mailing list
> > llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
> > http://lists.llvm.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/llvm-dev
> LLVM Developers mailing list
> llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
More information about the llvm-dev