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SubjectRe: Are linux network drivers really affected by this?
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>>>>> "ac" == Alan Cox <alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk> writes:

ac> Most of them will pad with zero. We have a couple of drivers
ac> that already pad with something along the lines of "NetBSD is
ac> a cool OS too.."

Let's talk about subliminal messages, then. :)

How sensible would it be to have a runtime or compile time option for
choosing between zero padding and random values padding? I think the
variable length of the padding could cause some performance problems,
but I'm no kernel hacker nor cryptography expert.

ac> The -ac tree should have the problem fixed for all the drivers
ac> I know have the problem or may do.

Great.

bye,

andrea
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