This is the downside of "everyone" can contribute to open source, fortunately, there are people always on the watch for this kind of stuff. An excerpt:
They were all caught during their review.
......and yet the https://cse.umn.edu/cs/statement-cse-linux-kernel-research-april-21-2021 link shows some serious concern on the part of the University of Minnesota's CS&E.....serious to the point where they have ""We have immediately suspended this line of research"".....Of course it's not malicious
It might be so, still and how the article I linked in my first post explainsTheir actual intent is not malicious.....quite the opposite in fact.
The most problematic thing I see, unless I read that wrong, is that they played with people's time without their consent, and time is gold as they say.These new, questionable patches don't appear to have any real value -- for good or bad -- and at the very least are just wasting time by upstream developers.