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Developers Guide to Bugzilla for Lustre

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(Updated: Dec 2009)

This developer's guide to Bugzilla describes how Bugzilla is used by developers. To report a bug, see Reporting Bugs.

Fixing a Bug

When attaching a patch for inspection, please follow the procedure in Submitting Patches.

Resolving a Bug

When an issue is resolved and awaiting verification from the person who filed it, it is marked RESOLVED. From here, bugs either become REOPENED, are marked VERIFIED by the person who filed the bug, or are CLOSED for good (when the product ships). CLOSED is rarely used.

A bug can be resolved for one of a number of reasons:

  • A fix for the issue was checked into the tree and tested (FIXED).
  • The bug report was too vague, described a non-bug, or is otherwise not useful (INVALID).
  • The issue is valid, but no action will be taken anytime soon (REMIND).
  • The issue is valid, but no action will ever be taken (WONTFIX).
  • The issue cannot be reproduced (WORKSFORME).
  • The issue is already filed elsewhere (DUPLICATE).

Private Groups

If you are the member of a private group, a checkbox will appear in the bug submission form and in the bug status. Check this box to make the bug visible only to members of the group (typically your organization and Lustre™ staff). This is frequently used for bugs which contain sensitive information or have severe security implications.

Reports and Searches

Bugzilla can generate reports in the form of tables and charts for various criteria.

Note: If you want to distribute a chart, please don't link to the chart page itself, because it will re-run the query for each hit. Instead, save the image somewhere, then link to the image directly.

Saved Searches

If you find yourself running the same searches frequently, you may wish to save them to the Bugzilla toolbar that is present at the bottom of every page. It will give you one-click access to the search results that you use the most.

Each time you perform a search, you will see a button labeled Remember Search at th end of the search results. To save the search, enter a name for the search in the box to the right of the button and click the Remember Search button. A search of that name will be put into your Bugzilla toolbar.

To remove a search from the toolbar, run the search again and select Forget Search 'search name' displayed after the search results.

To modify a search, run the search again and select Edit Search