True, if you change a CRC algorithm, you'll have to fix the data in memory. But there's a lot of changes out there that can be done without changing the data in the memory. If your CRC algorithm crashes on certain inputs, that can be changed without changing the data in the memory, for example. Anytime the bug is "this algorithm does the wrong thing in these circumstances that mean a hacker is knocking on your door", it can be changed to do the right thing in just those circumstances without affecting data in memory at all.
Copyright © 2017, Eklektix, Inc.
Comments and public postings are copyrighted by their creators.
Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds