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I wrote just such a command. The patch is pretty simple. It adds gethps and getkhps which return the value of the internal hashmeter. It also adds getkhps as a line in getinfo. The patch also adds ListReceived, but that is pretty crappy. It just lists the description line from the UI. I'll eventually get around to making it more JSON-ish if Satoshi doesn't add something similar to mainline.
It would be handy to see how many hashes per second are being performed by bitcoind. So a command like "gethashespersecond" or "getkhashespersecond" would be great. (If we add a "kilohashes per second" command, I suggest we return a floating point number, not an integer.)