Close all old samba "3" bugzillas ?

Rowland Penny rpenny at
Wed Mar 21 19:19:54 UTC 2018

On Wed, 21 Mar 2018 20:07:10 +0100
Björn JACKE via samba-technical <samba-technical at> 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.
>  Björn

There are about 70 samba3 bugs, that is a bit more than a couple ;-)


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