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SubjectRe: [patch] random: make get_random_int() more random
On Wed, 6 May 2009 22:09:54 +0200 Ingo Molnar wrote:

> Subject: random: make get_random_int() more random
> From: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
> Date: Tue, 5 May 2009 08:17:43 -0700 (PDT)
>
> It's a really simple patch that basically just open-codes the current
> "secure_ip_id()" call, but when open-coding it we now use a _static_
> hashing area, so that it gets updated every time.

It seems like this should be queued up for stable, yes? I just saw the
2.6.29.4 review patches go out, but this wasn't part of it ...

jake

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