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SubjectRe: [PATCH] API for true Random Number Generators to add entropy (2.6.11)
On Wed, Mar 23, 2005 at 09:32:26PM -0800, Andrew Morton wrote:
> Jeff Garzik <jgarzik@pobox.com> wrote:
> >
> > > It neither applies correctly nor compiles in current kernels. 2.6.11 is
> > > very old in kernel time.
> >
> > Hrm. This is getting pretty lame, if you can't take patches from the
> > -latest- stable release. It's pretty easy in BK:
> >
> > bk clone -ql -rv2.6.11 linux-2.6 rng-2.6.11
> > cd rng-2.6.11
> > { apply patch }
> > bk pull ../linux-2.6
> >
> > Can you set up something like that?
>
> About thirty patches have gone into random.c since 2.6.11. But the patch
> was easy enough to apply anyway.
>
> And then, it didn't compile. I don't think bk will fix that.

No, the names of all the pools changed. I agree with Jeff, this patch
is unnecessary. If we actually wanted such an interface, I'd rather it
refactor things so as not to reproduce the wake up logic.

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