Respository vandalism by root at ...fd.o

Dave Airlie airlied at
Tue Nov 23 22:36:17 PST 2010

On Wed, Nov 24, 2010 at 4:31 PM, Luc Verhaegen <libv at> wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 23, 2010 at 03:36:58PM -0800, Alan Coopersmith wrote:
>> Alan Cox wrote:
>> >> It's on a separate branch, not master.   (Doesn't mean it's right, just
>> >> that it's not actually going to cripple anything or waste time for anyone
>> >> who doesn't ask for it.)
>> >
>> > And how many other un-noticed commits did this person make ? Until you
>> > know that you have to assume a complete compromise.
>> Understood, but you'll also understand that's something we have to ask the
>> admins to investigate.   Like most X.Org developers, I
>> can't even login to the server hosting git other than with the restricted
>> shell used for git pushes.
> See, this was exactly the problem here. It _was_ a freedesktop admin.
> And it was pretty clear that it was that from the onset too. Mailing
> fd.o admins, even if i could've dug up an email address in the split
> second that i wrote the email (heck, i even mistyped repository), was
> not the right course of action.

So you mailed 2 mailing lists consisting of 2-300 people who could do
nothing about it?

nice work.


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