Re: Wanted: Volunteer to code a Patchbot
Stuart Young (email@example.com)
Thu, 31 Jan 2002 11:49:50 +1100
At 04:46 PM 30/01/02 +0100, Daniel Phillips wrote:
>On January 30, 2002 04:28 pm, Rasmus Andersen wrote:
> > Somehow, I totally forgot the security disclaimer for some of
> > the points. Obviously, mindlessly patching a makefile and
> > executing it would be a Bad Idea. If no satisfying solution
> > to this can be found, this (execute/compile) step could be
> > foregone.
> > Thanks to Tommy Faasen for raising this point.
>I'd say, don't try to run it, just see if it applies cleanly.
>Speaking of security, we can't expect Matti to take care of blocking spam
>on the patch lists the way he does on lkml, so that is going to have to
>be handled, or the system will fall apart. Well, spammers are not going
>to be bright enough to send correctly formed patches that apply without
>rejects I hope, so maybe that is a non-problem.
Possibly, but then it'll reply to the spammer and you'll get bounces left
and right. Perhaps it's a simple case that the patcher submitting will have
to have registered the email address before submitting their patch. Only
needs to be done once (not every time a patch is submitted, that's mad!),
and weeds out the noise.
Stuart Young - firstname.lastname@example.org
(aka Cefiar) - email@example.com
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