[vlc-devel] [vlc-commits] vlc-demux-run: add demux fuzzing helper

Shaleen Jain shaleen.jain95 at gmail.com
Thu Sep 7 18:55:12 CEST 2017

On Thu, 2017-09-07 at 18:24 +0300, Rémi Denis-Courmont wrote:
> Le torstaina 7. syyskuuta 2017, 10.18.58 EEST Shaleen Jain a écrit :
> > On Wed, 2017-09-06 at 12:33 +0300, Rémi Denis-Courmont wrote:
> > > distcheck passed but it looks like this breaks non-subdir builds.
> > > Feel free to revert.
> > 
> > I think the pretense of rejecting previous attempts of merging fuzz
> > testing specific patches i.e. of being misused by hackers would
> > hold
> > true for this as well.
> There were purely mundane technical objections to the build system
> for your 
> fuzz tester by at least three different developers (Marvin, Hugo and
> myself).
Which I would have gladly fixed and improved at that time, but I was
contacted by multiple people in private to not pursue that further.
> I also stated my opinion that the fuzzer would be best not published.
> I had 
> kept my fuzzer private for 8 months by that point. But in the mean
> time, you 
> had already made that opinion moot by publishing yours, thus showing
> anybody 
> how to efficiently fuzz VLC demuxers.
Under the program I have worked on the project I am obligated to
publish my code.

> In addition, I explicitly solicited third opinions. J-B declined to
> comment, 
> and nobody else commented at all. Then I sent my fuzzer for review
> privately, 
> and got no feedback whatsoever. Only after I finally published the
> fuzzer over 
> two months later did I get any (negative) opinion from Hugo and
> Thomas. Rather 
> late if I may say.
> This is the second time you disparage me on this mailing list in a
> season. And 
> now you are essentially accusing me of lying. With nothing to back it
> up, this 
> amounts to slander.
I am not accusing you of anything. I am seeking clarification on the
decision to mainline fuzzers from everyone which I was not made privy
to, since this patch is a clear change of the indecision on the topic
where I was again told by multiple people that a decision is yet to be
> Unlike you, I am not paid for that work, nor am I paid to review. I
> really 
> have better things to do with my free time than to deal with this.

Like you, I am not working on this just for money. My GSoC period has
already ended. I am continuing to develop for the sake of it and see my
work put to better use. But if there is such disparity and unofficial
and unclear hierarchy within the community then there is nothing I can
do but move on.
> So I will ignore you from now on.
Shaleen Jain

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