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SubjectRe: [PATCH] OpenBSD Networking-related randomization port
On Fri, 28 January 2005 18:17:17 +0100, Lorenzo Hernández García-Hierro wrote:
> Attached you can find a split up patch ported from grSecurity [1], as
> Linus commented that he wouldn't get a whole-sale patch, I was working
> on it and also studying what features of grSecurity can be implemented
> without a development or maintenance overhead, aka less-invasive
> implementations.

I can see why Linus isn't too excited about this patch:

o Increased entropy pool sizes are independent. Should be a seperate
o Huge numbers of #ifdef's in the code are Plain Wrong(tm).
o Replacing current randomization functions with new ones without
lengthy explanation doesn't make me happy.

Also, if the patch was inline instead of an attachment, I could easily
quote it while commenting.

Not sure whether there are useful things in the patch, but in the
current form I wouldn't want to take it. And usually I'm less picky
than Linus.


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