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Re: Smolt: Fedora Hardware Profiler



On Wed, 2007-01-31 at 21:48 -0500, Michael Wiktowy wrote:
> So what is derived from putting it into firstboot and collecting
> statistics that won't tell you anything other than the range of
> hardware that exists in the world? What the motivation is for
> collecting this data from everyone? I see Smolt as a useful tool for
> interactive troubleshooting but I can see much beneficial use for the
> data collected. Can you offer some examples?

For one thing, it gives us data on what hardware is the most commonly in
use by Fedora users.  This can help to focus testing, hardware purchases
as well as some help when dealing with hardware vendors to improve
drivers (or even write them in the first place)

Jeremy


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