Call for real-world scenarios prevented by RB practices

Bernhard M. Wiedemann bernhardout at
Thu Mar 24 10:32:24 UTC 2022

On 22/03/2022 13.46, Chris Lamb wrote:
> Just wondering if anyone on this list is aware of any real-world
> instances where RB practices have made a difference and flagged
> something legitimately "bad"?

Maybe not "bad" as in "malicious", but certainly I detected and fixed
some bad quality issues in openSUSE over the years.

Some where corrupted data made it into packages:
notable because the maintainer wrote:
> I'm still puzzled why it took so long to discover this issue

Also a bunch of year 2020 bugs such as

and has a whole
class with a dozen members. Most of those could have caused crashes on
older user machines.

Bernhard M.
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