Bug #70631 8K limit for "How to repeat" filed is too restrictive
Submitted: 16 Oct 2013 9:00 Modified: 26 Dec 2013 9:37
Reporter: Valeriy Kravchuk Email Updates:
Status: Closed Impact on me:
Category:MySQL Websites: bugs.mysql.com Severity:S4 (Feature request)
Version: OS:Any
Assigned to: CPU Architecture:Any

[16 Oct 2013 9:00] Valeriy Kravchuk
For some bug reports long enough test cases with comments are needed. Sometimes it's hard to fit everything into "How to repeat" section. In this case there are two options:

1. Attach some file with a more details description.
2. Add more comments explaining the details.

Both are somewhat problematic. File attached can be made non-public by mistake and they appear as a separate hit in Google search (not sure if embedded search check them at all), without any reference to the bug number. Additional comments adds burden for the bug reporter and reader, and again some of them can become private without the rest of the content and this may prevent readers from getting the point in the future.

So, why not to increase this 8K limit to 16K, or 64K or something that is related to some data types limitations maybe? 

You can award best reporters with bigger "How to repeat" values allowed also :)

How to repeat:
Try to paste some big test case into "How to repeat" filed and report a bug.

Suggested fix:
Increase that 8K limit.
[25 Dec 2013 16:32] Vlad Safronov

What was your largest "how to repeat" post? I feel like 64K is just too much. 16/32K looks to me more reasonable.
[26 Dec 2013 9:37] Vlad Safronov

"How to repeat" has been increased to 32k. This should be good enough.