Close all old samba "3" bugzillas ?

Jeremy Allison jra at
Wed Mar 21 19:18:31 UTC 2018

On Wed, Mar 21, 2018 at 08:07:10PM +0100, Björn JACKE wrote:
> On 2018-03-21 at 10:20 -0700 Jeremy Allison via samba-technical sent off:
> > However, bugs kept in the "zombie" state (even with fix attached)
> > are not good for the project. No one is looking at them.
> > 
> > If Simo were to propose deleting the data, I would agree with
> > Björn. But that's not what he's asking for.
> > 
> > Marking the bug as WONTFIX/EOL keeps the data, and allows the
> > bug to be ressurected if anyone looks at it, or re-raises the
> > issue.
> if a bug is closed it will not be found in any search again because closed bugs
> will not pop up ever again unless you search in ALL bugs of all states - nobody
> will ever do a search in all bugs of all states because it is like searching
> for a grain of sand on a beach.
> > IMHO marking WONTFIX/EOL is acknowleging the reality of the
> > situation, in that no one is going to look at pre-4.0.x
> > bugs unless there is end-user activity around the issue.
> some people, including me also look at pre 4.0 bugs or find actually old open
> bugs when they search for a real life problem of existing setups. There are
> really old bugs for often unpopular things like pam modules or platforms like
> AIX and other not bleeding edge samba topics. A mass-closing of old bug reports
> will drain those bug reports down and they will never ever be found again, even
> if the data theoretically still is therei, like the grain on the beach.  And a
> couple of old open bugs *really* don't clogg bugzilla in any way.

This sounds like a search/bugzilla problem. Is there a way to
mark the 3.x bugs in such a way that they are found easily
when someone wants them ?

Maybe a BUG-IDLE state ?

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