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    SubjectRe: Verifying Kernel source
    Larry McVoy wrote:

    > > > If it's in BK you can be pretty sure that it is what was checked in,
    > > > BK checksums every diff in every file. It's not at all impossible
    > > > to fool the checksum but it is very unlikely that you can cause
    > > > semantic differences in the form of a trojan horse and still fool
    > > > the checksums.

    > The bottom line is that, so far, the BK tree is safe.

    Sure, it is hard to _fake_ bk, but how about someone cracking
    a machine? Couldn't they check in a trojan using
    the normal check-in procedures?

    Helge Hafting
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