bugzilla usage trends

Przemek Klosowski przemek.klosowski at nist.gov
Fri Oct 10 15:52:38 UTC 2014

On 10/10/2014 06:12 AM, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 09, 2014 at 05:39:34PM -0400, Przemek Klosowski wrote:
>> I was curious about the rate of bug reporting in Fedora, and did
>> this quick experiment. I thought it might be interesting to folks
>> here who either work on the infrastructure or are curious about
>> long-term collaboration trends in Fedora.
>> I checked the date of reporting of every 10,000th bug (bugzilla #1,
>> #10000, etc, all the way to the recent 1150000---see attached data).
>> Some bugs were private so I didn't have access to their info, but I
>> got enough data to  calculate bug velocity (increase in the bug
>> number divided by the time interval) over time. The data is a little
>> noisy, but you can clearly see the ever-increasing trend.
> I'm afraid there are a couple of problems with this analysis:
> - Automated bugs (eg from abrt) may or may not be considered to be
>    real bug reports.
Just a  COUPLE? Thank you, kind Sir---I would have said it's rife with 
problems. For one thing
it totally ignores the distinction of Fedora vs. EPEL and RedHat bugs. 
Still, it gives an order of
magnitude estimate and the trend. No matter what the origin of the bugs, 
they still have to
be dealt with somehow.

> - Bugzilla has both imported large bug sets from other databases at
>    various times (when Red Hat acquired other companies), and also has
>    had periods when it didn't allocate bug numbers sequentially.  At
>    one point IIRC each new bug report incremented the bug ID by 10.
Ah so that's where the spikes come from. I was wondering.
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