blocker bugs for 3.0 in Bugzilla
Gerald (Jerry) Carter
jerry at samba.org
Sat Aug 2 19:03:40 GMT 2003
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On Sat, 2 Aug 2003, Gerald (Jerry) Carter wrote:
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> If anyone is interested in what's holding up 3.0 RC 1,
> query bugzilla for bugz in 3.0 that have a severity of
> There are 11 there at the moment.
Doh! I spoke too soon. Here is the draft of how to clasify the
importance of a bug. Thanks to Marc Kaplan for the initial
rules). Once we get this solidified, it will be posted on
http://[bugzilla.]samba.org for easy reference
Samba bug severity vs. priority:
Bug Priority Definitions:
P1: Showstopper: The release WILL NOT ship with this bug
P2: High: We'd hate to release with this bug, but if it
comes down to it we will
P3: Medium: We will fix this after we fix the highs
P4: Low: We will fix this after we fix the mediums
P5: Need to verify: This is not given a 1, 2, 3, or 4
because we're not sure this is a real bug
If a bug will not be fixed for this release, mark it as a P5
and add a comment.
If a report is not a bug (e.g. misconfiguration), then mark is as
FIXED/INVALID and comment on the reason it is not a bug,
Bug Severity Definitions
blocker: Segmentation fault or panic
critical: A security hole
major: A feature advertised to work does not work, and
there is no workaround.
normal: A feature advertised to work does not work, but
there is a workaround.
enhancement: Request to enhance a current feature or
add a new feature
What's the difference between "severity" and "priority"?
Severity is purely customer impact, while priority denotes
the importance to fix. It is very possible for a bug to have
a high severity (i.e. a seg fault), but a low priority (the
segfault only happens 1 time per trillion chances). In normal
practice though, bugs that have high severity usually also
have high priority.
Severity is a canonical list: It is in place so we can figure
out the nature of the bugs in the database: i.e. how many
segfaults are there.
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