[isabelle-dev] isabelle "root" access

Fabian Immler immler at in.tum.de
Wed Jul 10 13:23:44 CEST 2013

Markus Westerlind is a student of mine.
For his Bachelor's thesis he needs to carry out performance measurements on a machine with many cores (isabelle-server).
His project is not directly related to Isabelle, so you are right that a full "root" access is too much, but it is the only way for him to access that machine (conveniently).
So he has nothing to do with Isabelle development or administration and I trust that he is not abusing his power.


Am 10.07.2013 um 13:04 schrieb Makarius <makarius at sketis.net>:

> The "Lehrstuhl" at TUM has this ancient tradition to hand out full "root" access (via the "isabelle" Unix group) to anybody who happens to get an account for any kind of project.
> This is a lot of power (and responsibility) and and recent years we had quite often the situation that neither the one who grants the rights nor the one who receives them knows what that implies.
> So can anybody clarify the role of the new Isabelle administrator "westerli" (Markus Westerlind)?
> Of course he is also welcome to introduce himself.
> 	Makarius
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