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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] drivers/net: remove network drivers' last few uses of IRQF_SAMPLE_RANDOM
    On Fri, May 16, 2008 at 10:08:29PM +0200, Gilles Espinasse wrote:
    >
    > That's funny
    > It does look to disturb some kernel developper that ethernet may be sniffed
    > to feed a RNG
    > even that could be very hard to reach any effective result in the case of a
    > machine splitting
    > different network segments.
    >
    > In the same time, it does not disturb openssl developpers to include non
    > initialised
    > memory that may or may not be predictable to feed a RNG.
    > http://marc.info/?l=openssl-dev&m=121095151003011&w=2

    Why should it disturb them?

    As is explained in the email you quote it cannot make the RNG
    output worse.

    > Gilles

    cu
    Adrian

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