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data gathering the old fashioned way

…by asking people.

We’re trying to track down a bug that has massively decreased our Telemetry gathering rates.  Our first suspects were bug 707320 (persistent telemetry) and bug 717061 (telemetry request compression), but neither of those are present in nightly builds when we start seeing the drop.  (And by all accounts, they test fine from the metrics side of things, too.)  One possible candidate is bug 720493, but we’d need some data to confirm that.

Hence this post.  If  you are running a nightly build, please leave a comment with:

  1. The value of idle.lastDailyNotification from about:config.
  2. The version of your nightly build (menubar -> Help -> About Nightly).
  3. How long your current browser session has been up for (approximately).

Please note that you do not need to be sending in telemetry data for the above data to be useful.  Thanks!

30 Comments

  1. Alessio

    1. idle.lastDailyNotification = 1331576719
    2. 13.0a1 (2012-03-13)
    3. 6 hours

    Posted on 13-Mar-12 at 7:50 pm | Permalink
  2. ferongr

    idle.lastDailyNotification;1331662331
    13.0a1 (2012-03-13)
    At most an hour.

    Posted on 13-Mar-12 at 7:57 pm | Permalink
  3. idle.lastDailyNotification = 1331646216
    13.0a1 (2012-03-13)
    uptime = ~2 hrs

    Posted on 13-Mar-12 at 7:58 pm | Permalink
  4. jhopkins

    idle.lastDailyNotification: 1331509289
    nightly version: 13.0a1 (2012-03-10)
    nightly uptime: ~3 days

    Posted on 13-Mar-12 at 8:02 pm | Permalink
  5. erik

    1.lastDailyNotification =1331575687
    2. version = 13.0a1 (2012-03-13)
    3. 2hours

    Posted on 13-Mar-12 at 8:12 pm | Permalink
  6. David

    idle.lastDailyNotification;1331576293
    13.0a1 (2012-03-12)
    ~24 hours

    Posted on 13-Mar-12 at 8:13 pm | Permalink
  7. Chris

    1. 1330787391
    2. 13.0a1 (2012-03-13)
    3. 30 minutes

    Posted on 13-Mar-12 at 8:22 pm | Permalink
  8. 1. 1331579129
    2. 13.0a1 (2012-03-12)
    3. 29 hours (this browser is running permanently but restarted for an update yesterday)

    Posted on 13-Mar-12 at 8:22 pm | Permalink
  9. Mike Beltzner

    1. idle.lastDailyNotification = 1331567376
    2. 13.0a1 (2012-03-13)
    3. I just rebooted for an update, but this browser’s been up for days

    Posted on 13-Mar-12 at 8:38 pm | Permalink
  10. Ed M

    1331659743
    13.0a1 (2012-03-13)
    45 mins

    Posted on 13-Mar-12 at 8:46 pm | Permalink
  11. 1331672414
    13.0a1 (2012-03-13)
    30 min

    Posted on 13-Mar-12 at 9:05 pm | Permalink
  12. edransch

    1331610954
    13.0a1 (2012-03-06)
    3 days

    Posted on 13-Mar-12 at 10:02 pm | Permalink
  13. pretzer

    1331409929
    13.0a1 (2012-03-13)
    about 30 min

    Posted on 13-Mar-12 at 10:06 pm | Permalink
  14. idle.lastDailyNotification;1331548785
    13.0a1 (2012-03-13)
    4 hours

    Posted on 13-Mar-12 at 10:33 pm | Permalink
  15. yamaban

    idle.lastDailyNotification = 1331578396 (18:53 GMT)
    version 13.0a1 build 20120313054314
    up 7 hours (15:11 GMT)

    Posted on 13-Mar-12 at 10:34 pm | Permalink
  16. Hakeem

    idle.lastDailyNotification;1331573926
    version = 13.0a1 (2012-03-13)
    ~2 hours

    Posted on 13-Mar-12 at 10:38 pm | Permalink
  17. 1331408552
    Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 5.1; rv:13.0) Gecko/20120313 Firefox/13.0a1 ID:20120313090404
    1 hour

    Posted on 13-Mar-12 at 10:55 pm | Permalink
  18. Bobby

    1331589317
    13.0a1 (2012-03-13)
    2 hours

    Posted on 13-Mar-12 at 10:59 pm | Permalink
  19. Patrick O'Leary

    1331603895 (03 / 12 / 12 @ 8:58:15pm EST)
    Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:13.0) Gecko/20120311 Firefox/13.0a1
    ~2 days

    Posted on 14-Mar-12 at 12:46 am | Permalink
  20. Peter

    idle.lastDailyNotification = 1331690110
    version = 13.0a1 (2012-03-12)
    (Built from hg c6f26a8dcd08)
    uptime = about 1 to 2 hours

    Posted on 14-Mar-12 at 3:14 am | Permalink
  21. Mook

    1. 1331697197 (Wed, 14 Mar 2012 03:53:17 GMT)
    2. 13.0a1 (2012-03-10)
    3. less than an hour; about to restart for update…

    Posted on 14-Mar-12 at 4:26 am | Permalink
  22. 1. 1331673867 (Tue, 13 Mar 2012 21:24:27 GMT)
    2. 13.0a1 (2012-03-13)
    3. Since yesterday evening (16 hours?)

    Posted on 14-Mar-12 at 11:57 am | Permalink
  23. Sam Tobin-Hochstadt

    1. 1331642237
    2. Current version 13.0a1 (13.0~a1~hg20120229r87985-0ubuntu1~umd1~oneiric)
    3. 24-48 hours, maybe?

    Posted on 14-Mar-12 at 12:51 pm | Permalink
  24. idle.lastDailyNotification;1331671499
    13.0a1 (2012-03-13) – self-compiled, Linux x86_64
    running for 3h now (2012-03-14 13:13 UTC).

    Posted on 14-Mar-12 at 1:14 pm | Permalink
  25. Robert O'Callahan

    1329351894
    self-built from rev 9fb9c1cfc1df, i686-pc-mingw32
    Up for a few days (but sleeping most of the time)

    Posted on 14-Mar-12 at 3:58 pm | Permalink
  26. idle.lastDailyNotification 1331746178

    64bit 14.0a1 (Built from http://hg.mozilla.org/mozilla-central/rev/c71845b3b2a6)

    Up for an hour or two.

    Posted on 14-Mar-12 at 8:17 pm | Permalink
  27. 1331761664
    13.0a1 (2012-03-01)
    about 2 hours

    Posted on 15-Mar-12 at 2:21 am | Permalink
  28. adrian

    idle.lastDailyNotification;1331825812
    14.0a1 (2012-03-15)
    about an hour

    Posted on 16-Mar-12 at 4:46 am | Permalink
  29. B.J. Herbison

    idle.lastDailyNotification: 1331937075
    14.0a1 (2012-03-16)
    about two hours
    (Feel free to e-mail if you want other samples. Tomorrow this computer will probably be on for about 12 hours.)

    Posted on 17-Mar-12 at 1:20 am | Permalink
  30. Dan

    1332247381
    14.0a1 20120320
    About 5 minutes

    Posted on 24-Mar-12 at 12:30 am | Permalink