Niklaus Giger wrote:
> Hi
> Following a suggestion from Philippe Gerum I propose to collect and prepare 
> like this:
> a) Make it easy to collect information
> add -s/-c option to xeno-test, help text would look like 
> -s         send output of xeno-test to [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> -c <name>  if -s, send also kernel config file to [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> (May be patch xeno-config to emit also the revision of the svn checkout?)
> b) Setup an e-mail account [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> c) Add a archiver which generates daily a gzipped tar file of all messages 
> ever sent to [EMAIL PROTECTED] (e.g. of its mbox). Make it available 
> somewhere on the internet.
> d) Write a converter the raw messages into more suitable representation, eg. 
> a 
> MySQL-DB, a spreadsheet format. Extract the raw message and kernel config and 
> store the publicly accessible on the internet. The DB/spreadsheet will 
> contain pointers (URLs) to the raw message/kernel config.
> e) Write viewers which present interesting statistics. E.g. X/HTML pages to 
> present a ordered (by architecture, board, version, etc) view of the 
> available  results.

Do you know (the RTAI LiveCD)? It's no longer
maintained but may still contain useful ideas, and Takis (Panagiotis
Issaris) will likely be happy to answer questions on details of his

> I would like to advance like this:
> I am not interested in step a), as it is easy for me just to write a trivial 
> script to sent the xeno-test output to any address. Also adding the revision 
> of svn checkout is not very difficult.
> For point b+c) I am lacking the necessary rights, but it easy for me to setup 
> a similar account for my tests here. But I would appreciate, if somebody of 
> the core team would help me to get this work done.
> For point d+e) I will (after a week of vacation with my son) invest some 
> work. 
> But I would be very interested in knowing exactly which kind of information 
> the core developers are interested in. How should it be presented? In tabular 
> form? Graphs, which ones? And kind of feedback will be evaluated and 
> integrated.

I think starting with what Takis once collected would be more than
enough for a first round.

I cannot provide you access to the infrastructure, but I vote for
granting it. Great commitment!


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