Hi all, hydra.nixos.org is a wonderful community resource, but its broad scope and somewhat frequent downtime concerns me when it comes to security updates. As a supplemental service, I propose we have a service, hosted by a professional hosting company with 24/7 support and with multiple trusted community members having administrative access, dedicated to building only critical security updates and uploading them to the binary cache, with the intention that these be used with system.replaceRuntimeDependencies/pkgs.replaceDependency until hydra has had a chance to update the entire channel. This service could work via manual triggering by trusted users, github push notifications and commit message parsing (to get the relevant attributes to build), signed git commits, or some combination of these, and would *only* build the directly affected packages (e.g. only rebuild glibc for a glibc vulnerability, expecting users to use replaceDependency until hydra is caught up). If it turns out to be useful, it could spin up AWS build machines on demand to ensure a very rapid turnaround.
Thoughts on this? I'm happy to help fund this significantly, but it loses a lot of its value if it doesn't directly upload to the nixos.org cache so I think it needs official support before following through. Thanks, Shea
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