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Re: Reporting 1.2K crashes

On Tue, Jun 25, 2013 at 1:28 PM, Alexandre Rebert wrote:

> We found the bugs using Mayhem [1], an automatic bug finding system
> that we've been developing in David Brumley's research lab for a
> couple of years. We recently ran Mayhem on almost all ELF binaries of
> Debian Wheezy (~23K binaries) [2], and it reported thousands of
> crashes.

Interesting project. Have you considered adding Mayhem to Debian so
that it may be added to the usual battery of tests some developers run
before uploads? Here is what I run:


Are you aware of the firehose project and format that Fedora and some
Debian folks have been working on? It is a standard machine-readable
format for defect finding tools to report their findings so that sites
like the Debian PTS can report those to developers.


There are slow movements towards running various QA tools over the
whole Debian archive, if the above two items were addressed, Mayhem
could be included among the tools.


We should probably have a QA BoF at DebConf13 about this stuff.



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