[libvirt] Should Libvirt apply for OSS-Fuzz?

Daniel P. Berrange berrange at redhat.com
Fri Dec 2 09:16:26 UTC 2016

On Fri, Dec 02, 2016 at 10:14:22AM +0100, Martin Kletzander wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 02, 2016 at 08:44:48AM +0100, Michal Privoznik wrote:
> > Google announced OSS-Fuzz project [1]. It's aim is to test projects with
> > significant user base and/or critical projects to the global
> > infrastructure. I like to think that libvirt falls in both categories :-)
> > You can find a list of already accepted projects here [2]. Once accepted
> > to the project we would have to provide some scripts that build libvirt
> > and run some tests.
> > 
> I was thinking about that too.  And danpb would like that as well, I
> guess, since he came up with the fuzzing idea for GSoC.
> > One of the disadvantages is that we have to provide a docker(!) image
> > where the scripts would run from.
> > 
> But it's not like the whole libvirt has to be installed and running
> there, right?  It's unit-test fuzzing, it will just link against
> libvirt.la and run random APIs (mostly public ones, I guess).

You have to write test harnesses for the fuzzer, so it'll fuzz whatever
APIs you call from your test harnesses.

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