Pssst! Don’t tell anyone, but there is a rule that forces Linux developers to fix certain kind of kernel bugs. This is pretty strictly enforced by Linux creator and lead-developer Linus Torvalds himself, who occasionally even steps up to fix such problems himself. You can benefit from this, but for that you have to do some diagnostics and report your issue properly.
This talk will explain what you need to do and what kind of problems the aforementioned rule covers. Known this will even help you when dealing with other kind of bugs: a proper report will then dramatically increase the chance that someone takes a closer look and provides a fix. To round things up the talk will also explain how to spot problems that are unlikely to get fixed, to save you from wasting time.