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Re: [PATCH] drivers/net: remove network drivers' last few uses of IRQF_SAMPLE_RANDOM

From:  Alan Cox <alan-AT-lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk>
To:  Chris Peterson <cpeterso-AT-cpeterso.com>
Subject:  Re: [PATCH] drivers/net: remove network drivers' last few uses of IRQF_SAMPLE_RANDOM
Date:  Thu, 15 May 2008 14:21:54 +0100
Message-ID:  <20080515142154.0595e475@core>
Cc:  netdev-AT-vger.kernel.org, linux-kernel-AT-vger.kernel.org
Archive-link:  Article

On Thu, 15 May 2008 00:11:10 -0700 (PDT)
Chris Peterson <cpeterso@cpeterso.com> wrote:

> 
> I know Jeff Garzik says he's not interested in an anti-entropy pogrom for existing net drivers,
but here is the patch if anyone else is interested..? :)
> 
> Only 12 net drivers are affected, the last of the theoretically-exploitable network entropy.

Looks fine to me. If Jeff doesn't want to touch them then send them
direct to Andrew/Linus.

A more interesting alternative might be to mark things like network
drivers with a new flag say IRQF_SAMPLE_DUBIOUS so that users can be
given a switch to enable/disable their use depending upon the environment.

Alan


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