Telemetry probes yielding relevant data

Jonathan Protzenko jonathan.protzenko at
Wed Oct 5 08:51:59 UTC 2011

I don't think the numbers would be damaged if you were to blow away 
your DB. But don't do it yet: I'll land my performance patches in a 
couple weeks, and you'll be automatically upgraded then.


On Wed 05 Oct 2011 10:41:31 AM CEST, Ludovic Hirlimann wrote:
> On 05/10/11 10:32, Jonathan Protzenko wrote:
>> Hi folks,
>> Just a followup on the Telemetry work I did this summer. The telemetry
>> opt-in patch landed right before the merge, which means there now is
>> an opt-in bar on Thunderbird 10 and Thunderbird 9 (daily / c-c +
>> earlybird / c-a). We now have ~80 people sending Telemetry data which
>> you can read at
>> <>
>> assuming you have the right credentials.
>> The three probes we have are:
>> - THUNDERBIRD_GLODA_SIZE_MB : many people have a size of 1MB or less,
>> which tends to make me think these people have Gloda disabled. I
>> wonder how much of a correlation there is between being a tester and
>> disabling Gloda; there's only one pathological user with a size that's
>> greated than 1GB.
> That would be me at :
> localhost:hwprdu9c.default ludo$ ls -lh global-messages-db.sqlite
> -rw-r--r--  1 ludo  staff   1.7G Oct  5 10:36 global-messages-db.sqlite
> Can a few others with telemetry enabled double check that ?
>> reporting on that one, I think the Telemetry reporting code is not in
>> the currently public version of Conversations, so I guess I need to
>> make a new release
>> - THUNDERBIRD_INDEXING_RATE_MSG_PER_S : the distribution is pretty
>> smooth, and the mean seems to be around 30 messages per sec, although
>> there's an alarmingly high number of people indexing 100 messages per
>> sec; maybe we need to make the scale bigger (do they have SSDs?).
> So would these numbers be screwed if say I would blow my db ?
> Ludo
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