On Tue, 6 Aug 2019 11:33:42 +0000, Bill Allombert
<ballo...@debian.org> wrote:
>Yesterday I received the same popcon ID 2600 times, and 4700 differents ID 
>were received
>two times and 22000 ID were received exactly once.
>I understand the need for totally identical systems, but then probably
>it does not make sense for them to report to popcon.

Why? Does a node in a cluster count less than a desktop installation?
If so, why do we not value the input of our biggest users while
putting so much focus on installations in a market segment that we're
losing anyway?

>A related issue is that the submission time is randomized, but if
>2600 systems have identical /etc/cron.d/popularity-contest files, they
>will report at the same time, causing network spikes.

Then the randomization should not be in the configuration file, but
for example hashed from the MAC address.

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