[openstack-dev] [nova] Switching the bug status of ~200 bugs at once; Problem?

Sean Dague sean at dague.net
Fri Jul 10 13:41:19 UTC 2015

On 07/10/2015 09:34 AM, Markus Zoeller wrote:
> Sean Dague <sean at dague.net> wrote on 07/10/2015 12:32:00 PM:
>> From: Sean Dague <sean at dague.net>
>> To: openstack-dev at lists.openstack.org
>> Date: 07/10/2015 12:32 PM
>> Subject: Re: [openstack-dev] [nova] Switching the bug status of ~200 
>> bugs at once; Problem?
>> On 07/10/2015 04:09 AM, Markus Zoeller wrote:
>>> I'd like to switch the status of ~200 bugs at once to adjust the
>>> bookkeeping in LaunchPad. This will concern "Confirmed" and "Triaged"
>>> bugs which have an assignee [1]. AFAIK they should be "In Progress".
>>> I'm concerned if this would affect some reports I'm not aware of in
>>> a bad way. So, if you think this is a bad thing, please speak up.
>>> FWIW, I'll use an enhanced version of [2] which I will provide in the
>>> next days. A few days later I'll have a version ready which can
>>> update stale "In Progress" bugs by querying Gerrit.
>>> [1] http://bit.ly/1GbhJWu
>>> [2] https://review.openstack.org/#/c/197060/
>> I would not do that. Bugs with assignee tend to get ignored by other
>> people looking at the problem, and in *most* cases the assignee is not
>> actually working on the bug. I would instead go the other direction and
>> pop any In Progress bug that has seen no activity in the last 60 days
>> back to Confirmed.
>>    -Sean
> The bugs I'm referring to are *not* set to "In Progress" but have an
> assignee. I think this is an inconsistency which I try to resolve. 
> I can treat them like "In Progress" bugs and remove the assignee
> if there is no activity in the last 60 days. Is this what you say?

Right, that's what I'm saying. Removing the assignee is typically the
resolution to these when I've processed them manually, because they are
old, and no one is working on it.


Sean Dague

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