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Re: [Maria-discuss] Enabling feedback pluging for MariaDB 10.1.4


It tells you how much a sample used and you don't know what fraction of the total that represents, or if their usage is representative of the larger base.  I maintain they are not meaningful but you can feel free to disagree.

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> On Mar 10, 2015, at 7:42 PM, Michael Widenius <michael.widenius@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi!
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>> I agree with Kristian.  Given the way it works, the statistics are really meaningless and I feel you shouldn't drive important choices based on bad statistics.
> From a statistics point of view, the automatic feedback will tell us a
> lot about how people use MariaDB and is far from meaningless!
> (We only need a small statistical sample to know how the majority is
> using the server).
> The most important things for our developers, that the phone home
> feature will tell us, are probably:
> - Features that are used (and how much they are used)
> - Features that not used.
> - Combinations of features used.
> - The stability of the servers.
> - How often upgrades are done
> This will allow us to better concentrate the few development resources
> on features that are important to our users.
> In the past, our main problem for allocating resources has always been
> "does anyone really use or care about this".  Now we finally will get
> some information to make these kind of decisions easier.
> Regards,
> Monty

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