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SubjectRe: [git patches] libata updates, GPG signed (but see admin notes)
On 10/31/2011 03:49 PM, Ted Ts'o wrote:
> 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.

Could we introduce a tag namespace that doesn't show up in gitweb by
default, and perhaps doesn't resolve in abbreviated form?

This is basically what Linus suggested, as far as I understand:
something like refs/pulls/hpa/tip-123-456 which is otherwise a normal
tag object?


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