Re: [git patches] libata updates, GPG signed (but see admin notes)

From: Ted Ts'o
Date: Mon Oct 31 2011 - 18:49:16 EST

On Mon, Oct 31, 2011 at 03:44:25PM -0700, Junio C Hamano wrote:
> So nobody is worried about this (quoting from my earlier message)?
> On the other hand, the consumers of "Linus kernel" may want to say that
> they trust your tree and your tags because they can verify them with your
> GPG signature, but also they can independently verify the lieutenants'
> trees you pulled from are genuine.
> A signed emphemeral tag is usable as means to verify authenticity in a
> hop-by-hop fashion, but that does not leave a permanent trail that can be
> used for auditing.

Oh, there are definitely people who worry about this. They tend to be
security poeple, though, so the goal is how do we leave the permanent
trail in a way that doesn't generate too much noise or otherwise makes
life difficult for developers who don't care.

- Ted
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