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Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2021 14:09:19 -0400
From: Francis Booth <>
Subject: Re: Malicious commits to Linux kernel as part of
 university study


>From my understanding from the LKML there were at least 3 patches submitted
by Aditya which did manage to make it into the stable trees.

So I think we can agree that there may be more submissions that have made
it through that we aren't yet aware of.

On Thu, Apr 22, 2021 at 1:58 PM Mark Steward <> wrote:

> On Thu, Apr 22, 2021 at 6:23 PM Ariadne Conill <>
> wrote:
> ...
> > By mining the LKML archive, it may be possible to find the original set
> of
> > patch submissions by searching for similar keywords as the messages from
> > Aditya.  If somebody can do that, then we would be able to determine at
> > least some of the emails likely to have originated the patches.
> >
> This looks like a good guess to me, and if correct, means none of the
> submissions in the paper were successful:
> Mark

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