[cgl_discussion] FW: Kick-off the Review of the Device Driver Hardening Design Spe c

Rhoads, Rob rob.rhoads at intel.com
Wed Sep 18 17:44:09 PDT 2002

I sent the original message below on the hardened driver mailing list. Since
I've received only a few responses and only from engineers within Intel I'm
forwarding it here. 

If you plan on participating on the hardened drivers project, please join
the mailing and send me your SourceForge user account name. Thanks.


-----Original Message-----
From: Rhoads, Rob 
Sent: Tuesday, September 17, 2002 9:00 AM
To: 'hardeneddrivers-discuss at lists.sourceforge.net'
Subject: Kick-off the Review of the Device Driver Hardening Design Spec


As promised, I'd like to kick-off the review of the current
"Device Driver Hardening Design Spec". I'd like to do this
using this mailing list and the SourceForge bug tracker 

Under the "Tracker" section of the Hardened Drivers project 
(http://sourceforge.net/projects/hardeneddrivers/), I've 
created a new tracker database called "Review Design Spec". 
That is where I'd liked to track all review comments and 
feedback for the design spec.

IMPORTANT: Before you can add your review comments, I need
           to add your SourceForge account to the project.
           Send me your SourceForge user account name.

What I need from you (Action Items for you):
1. If you don't already have a SourceForge developer account, 
   get one (see http://sourceforge.net/account/register.php). 
   Send me your account name, so I can add you to the project.
   Include a brief intro of who you are, past experience, and 
   your interests on device driver hardening. This last part 
   is just so I can get to know you.

2. Download the spec, read and review it.

3. Submit your review comments to the tracker "Review Design Spec" 
   database. Be sure to include the exact reference in the doc 
   (i.e. section numbers). I'd prefer that you use one tracker entry
   per comment/suggestion. This is more work, but I want to be able
   to track each item separately. We can always close, combine, or
   open new entries if needed. Just use your best judgment.

   DUE DATE: Submit all feedback by the end of the week 
             Sept. 20, 2002.

4. Send your questions or items you'd like to further discuss,
   to this mailing list.

What I will do (Action Items for me):
1. I will review each of the tracker entries and resolve,
   or disposition the ones that I can (e.g. accept, reject, 
   etc.). I will periodically publish the results of the 
   dispositions to this mailing list.

   Ground Rules for tracker disposition:
   Before rejecting an entry outright, I will work with the
   submitter to resolve any conflicts. The submitter or 
   myself always have the option of opening up a discussion
   on a particular item to this mailing list for wider 
   review. When in doubt, I will error on sending it out
   to the mailing list for greater discussion.

   As the project maintainer, I reserve the right to make the final

2. Next week I will put together a list of items that I think 
   need further discussion, this will include all open or unresolved
   review comments from the tracker entries.

3. Consolidate all resolved review comments into a new
   revision of the Device Driver Hardening Spec and post
   it up on the project homepage.

4. Put together a list of all required design/code changes to
   the existing project source code, that result from your 
   feedback. From this list we can start assigning owners
   for any needed code changes.

Rob Rhoads                     mailto:rob.rhoads at intel.com
Staff Software Engineer        office: 503-677-5498
Intel Corporation

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