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Re: NetBSD dmesg listings

Hello David,

On Fri, Nov 14, 2008 at 07:50:14PM +0000, David Brownlee wrote:
>       Is anyone interested in putting together a small webapp to record
>       dmesg output from NetBSD booting on various hardware?
>       At the minimum it probably just needs a form with:
>          - dropdown for architecture (i386/alpha/atari etc)
>          - input field for machine name
>          - textarea for dmesg
>          - textarea for notes
>          - input field for email (optional)
>       And then some pages to show listings and with links to individual
>       entries.
>       Its likely to need general maintenance to weed out spam
>       and other worthless entries.
>       We already have, but
>       the above could be quite helpful when people are trying to
>       work out if specific hardware is supported. It could also
>       be very useful in working out which NetBSD versions have
>       been tested on more obscure platforms.
IMO it's a nice idea, and very useful both for the "average" NetBSD
users and new NetBSD users. It could be handy when a NetBSD user
need to buy a new hardware, i.e. a wireless card, if she could see
how many users has got a specific card she will probably buy the most
used (and tested).

I saw that The *BSDstats Project[0] has got a similar service, just for
an example please see this page[1] (about ethernet and wireless cards).
However I didn't see any informations about NetBSD, and I think that
these stats are *only* for FreeBSD (please see these pages about NetBSD[2]
and FreeBSD[3], the NetBSD devices list is empty).

I like the input field for notes and email too, in order to directly
get in touch and contact a user who has got a determinate hardware
(and it seems that The *BSDstats Project has not got this service).


Ciao, Leonardo
 Leonardo Taccari | Peace, love and NetBSD. |

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