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KernelTrap: Tracking Kernel Usage

Aug 31, 2005, 05:30 (0 Talkback[s])

"Andrea Arcangeli offered a tiny Python script called KLive for tracking kernel usage. He explained, 'during the Kernel Summit somebody raised the point that it's not clear how much testing each rc/pre/git kernel gets before the final release.' The simple script is a proof of concept, and is designed to be started at boot time. It collects a small amount of information about your computer (kernel version, amount of RAM, number of CPUs, speed in megahertz, and number of devices) and routinely sends this data to a central server. The collected data is then displyed in a simple chart, with the hope that it provides a useful estimate as to how much testing each kernel is getting..."

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