Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 235647
guide bug-filers to attach files instead of pasting huge text
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:29:41 EST
I frequently get users filing kernel bugs with dmesg output, or lspci -v output
which takes up pages and pages as comments, which bloats up a bug report quite
extensively (especially when the info they attach isn't actually relevant).
Could we add a heuristic so that if the text is more than a 15 lines or so, we
advise the user to 'attach file' instead ?
Sometimes, people really will write comments that would exceed this heuristic
however, so having a "are you sure" style dialog with "file as comment anyway"
or "file as attachment" option would probably make sense.
still want this feature?
yes probably not a bad idea add the feature to suggest but leave it overrideable for those longwinded among us as suggested in comment#1. ;')
I've been thinking about this, and I don't think it is the best solution to the problem for a few reasons:
1) It can't be a separate warning page. That is just going to annoy people.
3) You can not add an attachment at the same time as making other changes (e.g. requesting needinfo)
4) You run the risk of pissing off users who just want to paste their log.
5) Those users are going to select the 'Yes I really want a comment button' option anyway.
6) I can think of many times when I've made comments that are longer than fifteen lines
Therefore I am going to mark this as WONTFIX.