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SubjectRe: [PATCH] random.c bugfix
On Oct 29, 2001  18:23 -0600, Oliver Xymoron wrote:
> Backport to 2.2 might be a good idea too..

Note that the 2.2 kernel code is (AFAIK) quite different from the 2.4
kernel code for drivers/char/random.c. The serious bug - not incrementing
"in" was introduced in 2.3.16. The other real bug - trunctating the pool
entropy to the number of words in the pool, does not exist in 2.2. It
correctly compares it agains POOLBITS.

Cheers, Andreas
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Andreas Dilger
http://sourceforge.net/projects/ext2resize/
http://www-mddsp.enel.ucalgary.ca/People/adilger/

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