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SubjectRe: [PATCH] random: Forbid llseek on random chardev
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On Sat, 2010-04-10 at 18:35 +0200, Frederic Weisbecker wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 10, 2010 at 11:25:50AM -0500, Matt Mackall wrote:
> > On Sat, 2010-04-10 at 16:17 +0200, Frederic Weisbecker wrote:
> > > From: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de>
> > >
> > > Seeking on /dev/random and /dev/urandom is pointless.
> >
> > It is indeed pointless, though that doesn't mean no one does it.
> > Forbidding a no-op seems a rather unfriendly way to fix this.
>
>
> I worried about that too. If you think that could break some user
> space apps, we can make it a generic_file_llseek.
>
>
> > > Using generic_file_llseek means we no longer need to
> > > take the BKL if anyone tries to seek on these.
> >
> > Comment doesn't match the patch?
>
>
> Oops. I guess the patch has been updated, but not the changelog.
>
> Some background: we are trying to remove the uses of default_llseek
> that use the bkl. We started with turning llseek stubs to
> generic_file_llseek (or non seekable open in some cases), but we are
> hesitating now and think about actually turn all the stubs that
> might need the bkl into default_llseek, and fallback to
> generic_file_llseek for all other stubs.
>
> Depending on what we do I'll resend you an updated version
> of this patch with generic_file_llseek, or I will let the stub
> as is.

Sounds good.

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