On 1/31/07, Michael Wiktowy <michael.wiktowy(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On 1/31/07, Mike McGrath <mmcgrath(a)fedoraproject.org> wrote:
Does the profile give any indication whether the hardware is installed
and working properly (or providing some limited functionality) or is
it just cataloging its existence?
The LHCP guys are doing this. Smolt has a much smaller scope.
If it isn't verifying that what is listed is actually functioning as
it should then I don't really see the value of collecting all that
data at first boot. It would be just giving a statistical sampling of
hardware that exists in the world ... however broken it may be on
Linux. It also wouldn't tell you anything about hardware that is so
broken and unsupported that it is not even detected.
It would be far more valuable as an automated tool to send in
consistent data along with a bug report.
Extremely valuable. But there's only so many hours in the day. The
LHCP guys are working on this as well.