[lm-sensors] LM Sensors autoconfig tool project awarded as google SOC project

Jean Delvare khali at linux-fr.org
Wed May 31 14:26:20 CEST 2006

Mark, Hans,

> > > * Hans de Goede <j.w.r.degoede at hhs.nl> [2006-05-30 12:36:22 +0200]:
> > > > They will, one cannot assume a internet connection and even if one
> > > > assumes an internet connection, phoning home applications are evil!
> * Jean Delvare <khali at linux-fr.org> [2006-05-30 14:32:33 +0200]:
> > One could argue that a 4 MB database on my hard disk drive, when I need
> > a single 3 kB file out of it, is evil. I have no problem with
> > applications phoning home as long as they ask me before. For systems
> > with no internet connection, people can download the file from the web
> > and copy it manually.
> A 4MB database is well into the noise for most distributions.  For any
> that actually care, it should be easy to package the data separately.

Another advantage of the online approach is that data for new boards
can be added on a daily basis. I don't expect distributions to update
the database after the initial installation. So it might still make
sense to either integrate a database update mechanism in the user-space
tool, or at least to fallback on querying the online database directly
if the local database doesn't know anything about the motherboard.

Jean Delvare

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