[LLVMdev] Windows development and "virus" in LLVM test suite
mikael at lyngvig.org
Fri Jun 15 15:53:31 CDT 2012
1. I can't tell Microsoft Security Essentials to ignore anything. Even if
I click Allow, it breaks the pull.
2. The issue is not me. I don't download virus infested stuff and I don't
visit dangerous sites so I rarely have a need for antivirus solutions.
The issue is the newcomer Windows user whom I have to instruct to disable
and/or remove his antivirus program if he or she wants to set up a Windows
buildbot slave. A bit drastic, but that's life as it is now.
2012/6/15 Michael Spencer <bigcheesegs at gmail.com>
> On Fri, Jun 15, 2012 at 1:02 PM, Mikael Lyngvig <mikael at lyngvig.org>
> > Hi,
> > I just filed a bug because LLVM's test suite includes a virus. This is
> > normally a problem on Unix (not even Linux), but as everyone know,
> > is so vulnerable to vira, that Windows users have to have an antivirus
> > solution installed. The problem is that the virus in:
> > BREAKS the SVN pull of the LLVM test suite: Once the file is read onto
> > the antivirus solution aborts the SVN pull because SVN cannot access the
> > file anymore.
> > I filed a bug to have the offending file removed from LLVM, but it was
> > immediately closed with a WONTFIX flag.
> > So, I am asking here, in the greater context of the LLVMdev mailing list,
> > what can be done to fix the presence of a "virus" in LLVM permanently?
> It is
> > not acceptable to have to ask people to uninstall their antivirus
> > if they want to use the test suite on Windows.
> > The problem occurs with Microsoft Security Essentials (the poorest
> > solution in existence), so it is likely to occur with many antivirus
> > solutions.
> > A quite from Wikipedia regarding the file:
> > A compliant virus scanner, when detecting the file, will respond in
> > the same manner as if it found genuinely harmful code.
> > So any compliant virus scanner will choke and panic upon encountering
> > file!
> > Cheers,
> > Mikael
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> Tell your AV to ignore that folder and program. I don't have an issue
> with it on Windows.
> - Michael Spencer
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