Docs: Step-by-step directions for reporting bugs.
REPORTING-BUGS is pretty disorganized. Bug reporters are likely to be in a frustrated, stressed frame of mind, so introduce methodical step-by-step directions for how to report bugs. Use titles so people can skim it if necessary. Slight changes in procedures: 1. Encourage people to report bugs to maintainers and sub-system mailing lists, not LKML at first. I've seen way too many people get lost in the noise because they didn't Cc the maintainer or proper mailing list. 2. Link to bugzilla.kernel.org, and let people know that some maintainers prefer bugs filed there vs. the mailing lists. (Perhaps we need an entry in MAINTAINERS for which is preferred?) 3. If someone doesn't know where to report a bug, encourage them to both file a bugzilla entry and email LKML. Their report is less likely to get lost if there's a bugzilla entry. Preserve text about reporting security bugs, and get_maintainer.pl. More will be added/modified in upcoming patches. Signed-off-by: Sarah Sharp <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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