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SubjectRe: KLive: Linux Kernel Live Usage Monitor
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On Maw, 2005-08-30 at 10:01 +0200, Sven Ladegast wrote:
> The idea isn't bad but lots of people could think that this is some kind
> of home-phoning or spy software. I guess lots of people would turn this
> feature off...and of course you can't enable it by default. But combined
> with an automatic oops/panic/bug-report this would be _very_ useful I think.

Wrong way around - you need to let people turn it on. Perhaps distribute
it with the kernel so you can

make register
[Reports hardware, stashed a unique sha-1 hashed cookie]
[Asks for permission, installs UDP ping daemon]


make unregister


but it would have to be opt in. That might lower coverage but should
increase quality, especially id the id in the cookie can be put into
bugzilla reports, and the hardware reporting is done so it can be
machine processed (ie so you can ask stuff like 'reliability with Nvidia
IDE')

Alan

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