Patch checking robot coming

Zachary Goldberg zgold550 at
Sat Aug 2 21:25:52 CDT 2008

On Sat, Aug 2, 2008 at 8:24 PM, Dan Kegel <dank at> wrote:
> Ambroz wrote:
>>  To me, a script that builds just
>> every patch is a serious security flaw; I suppose it wouldn't
>> be very hard for someone to send a naughty patch
>> that would take control of your machine.
> True.
>> I suggest you make it build patches in a chroot
>> as a regular user, and copy over the chroot from a
>> template every time a new patch is being built.
> Sounds great.  Want to implement that and send it
> my way?   It'll take me a while to get the kinks worked
> out of the script, it'd be nice to have a hand with the chroot.
> - Dan

Its really ironic that you post this today as just yesterday I was
contemplating the same thing, and not only doing a compile check but
also a run of the test suite and valgrind.  Other than that I wanted
to put in a +1 for sending an email to the author and to a status

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