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SubjectRe: [PATCH] let Net Devices feed Entropy, updated (1/2)
On Sun, Aug 19, 2001 at 07:26:34PM -0700, Mike Castle wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 19, 2001 at 11:29:51PM +0100, Alex Bligh - linux-kernel wrote:
> > The machine was bought and tested in one config. A hardware
> > random number generator is something else to go wrong, and
> > additional expense.
>
> And making a change to the kernel is not a different config?

In the very strict QA'ing sense, yes. Any sort of change whatsoever is a
different config and throws out all of the other testing results. Which
still leaves the cost argument in this case. But, there are degrees of
how dangerous a change can be. From my quick skimming of this code, it
looks like the only changes are to mark network irq bits as possible entropy.
Nothing more. I could be totally wrong of course. :)
Therefore, it's quite probable anyhow that this config won't have any more
problems that the other config had. Of course the only way to prove this
is much QA'ing.

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Tom Rini (TR1265)
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