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Re: Phone home
> So, "Phone Home" or "MySQL feedback daemon" or "better name wanted"
Maybe call it "Butler" ??? Just a thought...
Not unlike the Uptimes Project or Debian Popularity Contest.
Opt-in only with an easy disable option after opting in... correct?
> The complete specs will be here:
I imagine the following ...
(optionally by user) geographic location
(optionally by user) user information / company name
(optionally by user) Monty Program Ab customer support contract id
won't be shown to everyone, correct? So maybe a filtered public versus
unfiltered private view?
> 1. Should that be a MariaDB plugin or a separate executable ?
A separate executable would probably be the best for the reasons you
highlight in your first paragraph. The drawbacks are probably covered by
the fact that 1) if a user is having that awful of a time, they are probably
able to step through the executing code or 2) the user probably has a
support contract with a company that can step through the code and debug the
problem. Granted more in depth statistics would be useful, but maybe it
would make sense to have a separate project to create a loadable module that
would be "more invasive." This tool seems to be oriented towards usage and
"usage related" data, not necessarily troubleshooting/fixing.
> 2. How to send the data.
I imagine if the code is generated with this in mind it should be easy to
switch out the "transport" (read transmission method) layer at a later
time. Unless the person coding it really ties the data formatting and
submission process to the protocol.
I think the proxy idea, as well as the "wget mode" are great ideas. If the
user isn't paranoid and doesn't want to "sniff traffic" one could also
provide a log of all activities and a separate log for all messages.
> 4. What to report.
> hardware: CPU, RAM
maybe disk speeds? and type? (SATA vs SAS vs IDE)
> OS (linux distribution, kernel)
> number of databases, max/avg number of tables in a database,
the slightly insane might also run multiple instances on a single machine,
so what about checking for other installations?
Just a few thoughts, hopefully they're not distracting or useless.