dmesg submission service -- please submit today

Roger Leigh rleigh at
Sun Oct 7 23:41:55 UTC 2018

On 07/10/2018 05:40, Warner Losh wrote:

>> I'd like to request as many people as possible submit
>> their current dmesg to the service at so
>> that we have a better basis for future preliminary lists of drivers for
>> other parts of the tree.

> This one-liner works to submit, though you'll need to change username,
> email and maybe tweak the description if your system doesn't have decent
> smbios entries. It's also x86 centric, since other systems won't have this
> information as readily available.

Out of interest, has FreeBSD considered implementing an equivalent of 
Debian's "popularity-contest" package, which periodically submits 
anonymised lists of installed packages?  On FreeBSD this could be from 
the pkg database, and could also include hardware information.

In Debian, it's opt-in at install time, or installable afterward.  If 
FreeBSD had a similar package and installer opt-in, this could 
potentially provide useful usage statistics without any privacy concerns.


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