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Subject: Re: [boost] Formal Review of IO and Toolbox extensions to Boost.GIL starts TOMORROW
From: Fabio Fracassi (f.fracassi_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-12-09 16:44:21

On 7/12/2010 21:21, Christian Henning wrote:
> Hi Fabio,
> On Mon, Dec 6, 2010 at 4:08 PM, Fabio Fracassi<f.fracassi_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> Note that I also do not have any first hand experience with it, but from
>> what I have heard some forms of randomized (with a logged or fixed seed)
>> fault injection
>> ( or
>> fuzz-testing (
>> is quite effective for that kind of testing.
>> A quick google search turned up this
>> ( for a jpeg fuzzer (haven't
>> checked the license though)
>> I think adding something like this to the test suite would be the most
>> efficient approach, especially since scripted fuzzing does not take too much
>> diskspace.
> Don't you think that adding a fuzzer to the boost source tree is a
> little dangerous? Same goes "fuzzed" jpegs since they might be picked
> up by a virus scanner.

I didn't think about virus scanners. I don't think a fuzzer script would
be a problem though, the fuzzed images might be another matter.
If it is really a problem, The fuzzer tests could be separated to
another archive.

> I rather not add such dodgy data into the boost community.

I don't think they are dodgy, fuzzing is a legitimate testing facility.
AFAIK Mozilla and other Browsers use it.



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