On Thu, Nov 9, 2017 at 7:27 AM, Don Zickus <dzickus(a)redhat.com> wrote:
On Thu, Nov 09, 2017 at 09:19:04AM -0500, Nathaniel McCallum wrote:
> Agreed completely. But I still need someone with experience using lshw
> to write a data processor (json => SQL) for that data. Also, we will
> need to sanitize the lshw output to ensure we omit identifying
> information. For example, ip addresses on the network interfaces need
> to be filtered out. It might be better to write an option for upstream
> lshw to anonymize the output.
You mean like 'lshw -sanitize'? :-)
I haven't looked at how sanitize works, but it's probably useful for
the database to avoid duplicate entries. I think it'd be better to
turn something like the product serial number into a hash, and then
use the hash to avoid duplicate entries.