On Tue, Nov 07, 2017 at 10:49:02PM +0000, Jeremy Cline wrote:
For some time now, Fedora has operated without a database of hardware
users have. Smolt, the old hardware database, was retired in 2012 and
its intended successor was never deployed by Fedora Infrastructure.
It would be nice to have a hardware database, so I (and hopefully some
others) would like to get Census up and running for Fedora. Before we
look at deploying Census, however, it would be good to make sure it has
everything we need.
Census has client plugins to collect information. At the moment, it
has plugins for:
* The vendor, device, subsystem_vendor, subsystem_device, and class from
each PCI device
* The idVendor, idProduct, bcdDevice, and bDeviceClass for USB devices
as well as the bInterfaceClass, bInterfaceSubClass, and
bInterfaceProtocol for each interface
* The contents of /etc/os-release
* All the RPMs installed on a system
Other than the drivers bound to the PCI and USB devices (which is an
open PR), what else would be good to collect?
Does Census collect info on the CPU the user has and which
"flags" from /proc/cpuinfo. About once a year we have a discussion
on fedora-devel about for example unconditionally using SSE2 everywhere,
and for those discussions have CPU info would be really useful.