Definition of a "blocker" bug ?

Scott Lovenberg scott.lovenberg at
Tue Jan 5 19:30:06 MST 2010

Jeremy Allison wrote:
> Volker and I ended up having an interesting
> discussion in a bug report about the meaning
> of the term "blocker" as a severity catagory
> in bug reports.
> I have a definition I'd like to propose -
> A "blocker" bug that will prevent a release
> is one of the following problems:
> Security holes.
> Data corruption.
> Resource leaks (covers fd's, memory etc.)
> Unrecoverable client-visible errors.
> Let me know what you think.
> Jeremy.
As an user, I'm willing to suffer slight resource leaks if the upshot is 
faster iteration between releases. 
Wearing my developer hat, I understand why it would be a blocker, though. 
Just my $0.02.

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