1 [Some of this is taken from Frohwalt Egerer's original linux-kernel FAQ]
3 What follows is a suggested procedure for reporting Linux bugs. You
4 aren't obliged to use the bug reporting format, it is provided as a guide
5 to the kind of information that can be useful to developers - no more.
7 If the failure includes an "OOPS:" type message in your log or on
8 screen please read "Documentation/oops-tracing.txt" before posting your
9 bug report. This explains what you should do with the "Oops" information
10 to make it useful to the recipient.
12 Send the output to the maintainer of the kernel area that seems to
13 be involved with the problem, and cc the relevant mailing list. Don't
14 worry too much about getting the wrong person. If you are unsure send it
15 to the person responsible for the code relevant to what you were doing.
16 If it occurs repeatably try and describe how to recreate it. That is
17 worth even more than the oops itself. The list of maintainers and
18 mailing lists is in the MAINTAINERS file in this directory.
20 If it is a security bug, please copy the Security Contact listed
21 in the MAINTAINERS file. They can help coordinate bugfix and disclosure.
22 See Documentation/SecurityBugs for more information.
24 If you are totally stumped as to whom to send the report, send it to
25 firstname.lastname@example.org. (For more information on the linux-kernel
26 mailing list see http://www.tux.org/lkml/).
28 This is a suggested format for a bug report sent to the Linux kernel mailing
29 list. Having a standardized bug report form makes it easier for you not to
30 overlook things, and easier for the developers to find the pieces of
31 information they're really interested in. Don't feel you have to follow it.
33 First run the ver_linux script included as scripts/ver_linux, which
34 reports the version of some important subsystems. Run this script with
35 the command "sh scripts/ver_linux".
37 Use that information to fill in all fields of the bug report form, and
38 post it to the mailing list with a subject of "PROBLEM: <one line
39 summary from [1.]>" for easy identification by the developers.
41 [1.] One line summary of the problem:
42 [2.] Full description of the problem/report:
43 [3.] Keywords (i.e., modules, networking, kernel):
44 [4.] Kernel information
45 [4.1.] Kernel version (from /proc/version):
46 [4.2.] Kernel .config file:
47 [5.] Most recent kernel version which did not have the bug:
48 [6.] Output of Oops.. message (if applicable) with symbolic information
49 resolved (see Documentation/oops-tracing.txt)
50 [7.] A small shell script or example program which triggers the
51 problem (if possible)
52 [8.] Environment
53 [8.1.] Software (add the output of the ver_linux script here)
54 [8.2.] Processor information (from /proc/cpuinfo):
55 [8.3.] Module information (from /proc/modules):
56 [8.4.] Loaded driver and hardware information (/proc/ioports, /proc/iomem)
57 [8.5.] PCI information ('lspci -vvv' as root)
58 [8.6.] SCSI information (from /proc/scsi/scsi)
59 [8.7.] Other information that might be relevant to the problem
60 (please look in /proc and include all information that you
61 think to be relevant):
62 [X.] Other notes, patches, fixes, workarounds:
65 Thank you
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