We've been using this at Etsy for a while to save ohai info back to the server outside of a chef run. The use case is basically so you don't have to wait for the splay between runs or all of the other things that may make a run take a while, so this is pretty much closer to instant when changes need to be picked up quickly.
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|Status||Open [ 1 ]||Fix Provided [ 10002 ]|
|Status||Fix Provided [ 10002 ]||Open [ 1 ]|
|Status||Open [ 1 ]||Confirmed [ 10001 ]|
|Affects Version/s||11.8.2-client [ 11702 ]|
|Assignee||Opscode Client Issues [ oc-issues-client ]|
|Fix Version/s||11.x.0-client [ 11601 ]|