Canonical Kernel Team Bug Day

With such a large volume of bugs against the kernel, it makes sense to try and tackle bugs which may already have presented a fix. As a result, the focus of today's bug day will be bugs with a resolved upstream bug watch. Feel free to drop into the #ubuntu-kernel IRC channel on FreeNode if you have any questions. The goal will be to handle the bugs as follows.

Bugs with a resolved upstream bug watch

  1. Confirm the upstream bug watch indeed correlates the the launchpad bug
    1. If so, determine if the bug should be resolved (ie Won't Fix or Fix Released) in launchpad as well and update the status accordingly.
    2. Otherwise ask the bug reporter to test with the latest Lucid Alpha 2 release and upstream kernel. Set the Status to Incomplete (see Stock Reply)


Here are references to some useful tools that may help you more efficiently process the list of bugs.




This is a collection of greasemonkey scripts which Launchpad users and Ubuntu developers have found useful. For the purpose of Bug Day's, the stockreplies gm-script will be the most useful. The stockreplies script allows you to save custom comments to insert into bug reports and additionally set the status and importance of a bug at the same time.



The launchpadlib library depends on wadllib, another open-source library released by the Launchpad team. Get a copy of the launchpadlib and wadllib source with bzr and install it.

  •   $ bzr branch lp:wadllib
      $ cd wadllib
      $ sudo ./setup.py install

Then do the same for launchpadlib.

  •   $ bzr branch lp:launchpadlib
      $ cd launchpadlib
      $ sudo ./setup.py install

After installation you can write custom scripts to manipulate bug reports. This is useful for dealing with a list of bugs which all require the same type of actions/comment. For example, here is a stock-reply.py script which reads a list of bugs from a "stock.txt" file, posts a standard comment to each bug, transitions the status to Incomplete, and subscribes oneself to the bug report. It's quicker to use a launchpadlib script for this rather than having to do a page load per bug in order to use the greasemonkey stockreplies.

Stock Replies

Here's some common stock replies that may apply to some of the bugs:

Test Lucid

Unfortunately it seems this bug is still an issue.  Can you confirm this issue exists with the most recent Lucid Lynx 10.04 release - http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/lucid/alpha-2/.  If the issue remains in Lucid, please test the latest 2.6.32 upstream kernel build - https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KernelMainlineBuilds .  Let us know your results.  Thanks.
  • Set status to Incomplete


Please refer to the following for the list of bugs to focus on for this bug day:


Stats can be seen at:


KernelTeam/BugDay/20100119 (last edited 2010-01-15 16:25:12 by eth0)