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Re: PR#31110 may be closed

On Wed, Apr 02, 2008 at 03:26:05PM +0200, Dennis den Brok wrote:
 > On Wed, 2 Apr 2008 12:39:35 +0000
 > David Holland <> wrote:
 >> On Tue, Apr 01, 2008 at 08:29:47PM +0200, Dennis den Brok wrote:
 >>> NetBSD 2.x isn't supported anymore anyway.
 >> ah, but is it *fixed*?
 > Dunno, but I can't test it anymore because the hardware is 
 > gone.

Someone else might be able to, though. Conceivably. It's best to leave
such PRs open, at least when there's enough info for someone else with
the right hardware to try reproducing the problem, because if the bug
still exists it's better to get it fixed.

Murphy's Law dictates that a closed but not fixed PR will eventually
turn into a new PR that contains less information and is harder to
straighten out.

(Arguably the bug database should have a special state for such PRs,
so they can be found easily. I'm still working on convincing everyone

 > As there don't seem to be other reports, I think 
 > that this behaviour might have been specific to this 
 > particular board by Elitegroup, which belonged to their 
 > battery-less "DeskNote" laptops and thus aren't probably 
 > in too widespread use.

Can you file this tidbit (and anything else you can remember which
might help someone else to test it) in the PR itself?

David A. Holland

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