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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Arch Roadmap Draft (the anticipated part 3)

From: James Blackwell
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Arch Roadmap Draft (the anticipated part 3)
Date: Tue, 6 Jul 2004 21:10:13 -0400

>> 1. if necessary, register the submitted archive
>> 2. get the stated changeset
>> 2. generate a diff report from the changeset
>> 3. record the patchlogs
>> 4. get the development head (ex. address@hidden/tla--devo)
>> 5. apply the changeset against the development head
>> 6. attempt to compile the now modified dev. head and record results
>> 7. perform make test and record results
Peter Conrad had a good point to make here:
> steps 6 and 7, when run automated and unattended, will allow the execution
> of arbitrary code on the "merge tracker" machine. IMO patches *must* be
> reviewed by a human before they're compiled.

What do you think about a ulimited, chrooted shell?

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