Query And Reports Pages
GNATS Problem Report query webpage
GNATS Problem Report Submission webpage
PRs in the feedback state which have not been modified in 2 months. That one is static and generated once a day for now.
PRs recommended for committer evaluation by the bugbusting team. That one is static and generated once a day for now.
PRs indexed by manpage. That one is static and generated once a day for now.
PRs indexed by tag. That one is static and generated once a day for now.
PRs which may have already been commited. That one is static and generated once a day for now.
PRs with patches. That one is static and generated once a day for now.
Well-Known PRs as determined by the bugbusting team. That one is static and generated once a day for now. (This one is new and includes commentary and analysis.)
Problem Report Handling Guidelines (for FreeBSD contributors with access to GNATS)
Kernel Bug Report Triaging Guide (preliminary)
Bugbusting Tips and Tricks
How to deal with PRs that have been flagged as having patches in them.
ACPI Debugging Guide in the Developer's Handbook. This is a good place to start if you are having problems with identifying hardware. (For instance, for many irq routing, hanging, device not accessible, panics, etc., you might want to see if disabling acpi fixes the problem in question. There are a large number of bad BIOS implementations out there; we put in hacks to work around as many as we can, but more are always needed.)
Information about Debugging with gdb on FreeBSD
Greg Lehey's debugging tutorial. This may not be as up-to-date as some of the above.
The freebsd-bugbusters mailing list (for general discussion about bugbusting). Periodic postings include:
Weekly posting of "PRs recommended for committer evaluation by the bugbusting team" (example: 20080121 posting)
The freebsd-bugs mailing list (where incoming PRs for the kern, bin, and conf categories are posted, and sometimes discussion ensues). Periodic postings include:
- Weekly emailed reminders of assigned PRs, to each assignee (including various mailing lists)
- #freebsd-bugbusters IRC channel on EFNet
Other Wiki Resources
Information about Bugathons
Commonly Reported Issues formerly maintained by Jeremy Chadwick
A list of committers willing to have PRs assigned to them. (This is in addition to the auto-assigns to mailing lists, and for ports)
Resources For Committers
These scripts live on freefall. (See ~gnats/tools/README).
~gnats/tools/showwithtag: show PRs for tag <tag>
~gnats/tools/showwithpatches: show PRs for tag <patch>
~gnats/tools/show-random-pr: show a random PR for <tag> and <category>
~gnats/tools/show-random-unassigned-pr: show a random unassigned PR for <tag> and <category>
The State of Bugbusting talks about the state of bugbusting on FreeBSD, and discusses ideas for how we can improve.
FreeBSD Bugbusting: Where We Are, Where We Ought To Be. This is MarkLinimon's presentation at BSDCan 2008, and includes some new analysis and ideas in addition to the above.