[ovs-discuss] How to submit a bug report

Ben Pfaff blp at ovn.org
Mon Sep 11 21:03:16 UTC 2017

On Mon, Sep 11, 2017 at 07:27:56PM +0000, Llorente Santos Jesus wrote:
> I have been seeing buggy behaviour with the tunnelling ports of OvS. I would like to ask some help in how to properly submit a bug report
> I created an issue in the git "ovs-issues" (https://github.com/openvswitch/ovs-issues/issues/134) about 2 weeks ago, but it seems no one is monitoring that.
> I sent an email to  bugs at openvswitch.org  following these instructions (http://docs.openvswitch.org/en/latest/internals/bugs/)
> I have also sent an email to this mailing list, but no one has responded my message.
> Can anyone help me? I would really like to get this annoying bug fixed!

Your report has definitely been recorded.  I can think of a few reasons
why no one has acted on it, besides simply being busy.  One is that it
does not give readers a good way to reproduce the problem, even though
it talks about a very particular scenario.  Developers are more likely
to try to reproduce and fix a bug when it doesn't require a lot of
forethought on how to get started.  Another is that it sounds like the
problem has been fixed in a later version.  It's not too rewarding to
fix bugs that are already fixed.

Given that it's been fixed, you could use "git bisect" to try to find
out what commit fixed it.  If you reported that, it could allow a
developer to understand and fix the problem without much additional

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