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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Add carta_random32() library routine
On Wed, 11 Oct 2006 12:29:38 -0700
Stephen Hemminger <shemminger@osdl.org> wrote:

> On Wed, 11 Oct 2006 15:22:57 -0400
> Jeff Garzik <jeff@garzik.org> wrote:
>
> > Linux Kernel Mailing List wrote:
> > > commit e0ab2928cc2202f13f0574d4c6f567f166d307eb
> > > tree 3df0b8e340b1a98cd8a2daa19672ff008e8fb7f9
> > > parent b611967de4dc5c52049676c4369dcac622a7cdfe
> > > author Stephane Eranian <eranian@hpl.hp.com> 1160554905 -0700
> > > committer Linus Torvalds <torvalds@g5.osdl.org> 1160590461 -0700
> > >
> > > [PATCH] Add carta_random32() library routine
> > >
> > > This is a follow-up patch based on the review for perfmon2. This patch
> > > adds the carta_random32() library routine + carta_random32.h header file.
> > >
> > > This is fast, simple, and efficient pseudo number generator algorithm. We
> > > use it in perfmon2 to randomize the sampling periods. In this context, we
> > > do not need any fancy randomizer.
> >
> > hrm, does this really warrant inclusion into every kernel build, on
> > every platform?
> >
> > Jeff
> >
>
> Wouldn't existing net_random() work?
>

It might do, but someone went and hid it in networking and nobody knew
about it.

Stephane?
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