2021.11.04 21:41 "[Tiff] About issues filed by Varangian bot", by Even Rouault
We've received a batch of 10 issues from, I quote, "Varangian is a bot which uses Augmented Static Analysis to automatically create issues for bugs in the latest commit. More information: https://github.com/AICoE/Varangian <https://github.com/AICoE/Varangian>"
Look at the top of https://gitlab.com/libtiff/libtiff/-/issues?scope=all&state=all if you're interested.
My initial look at that is that it is far from being obvious that they are actual flows (I've closed about half of them as I estimated them as false positives, and feel the other half should receive the same treatment), and they are at best in the hypothetical issues until someone actually comes with a reproducer demonstrating that they can happen in practice, and we have already enough of confirmed issues in the last category that we can't already cope with.
I'm not sure if we want to welcoime other batches of such reports (since apparently they plan to submit others), as our funded or volunteer time is limited.
My software is free, but my time generally not.