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SubjectRe: [GIT PULL] prandom32 changes for v5.10
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As one of the participants, I mostly backed off when Spelvin seemed to 
be more aggressively driving a secure solution. I still think that this
is an important change, both to fix the original network vulnerability
and to avoid harming dev/random while doing it. I greatly appreciate
your time and effort on this but didn't want too much chatter on the DL.


On 2020-10-20 8:27 p.m., Willy Tarreau wrote:
> Hi Linus,
>
> On Tue, Oct 20, 2020 at 04:08:03PM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
>> On Tue, Oct 20, 2020 at 12:26 PM Amit Klein <aksecurity@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Quick question: is this patch still planned for inclusion in 5.10-rc1?
>> It doesn't even build for me, so no. It clearly hasn't been in
>> linux-next or anything like that.
>>
>> Hint: grep for prandom_seed_early.
> I'm a bit surprised, as it worked for me, but thanks for checking. Given
> the lack of responses from many participants on these patches, on several
> occations I feel that this series is really not welcome. Initially I just
> tried to test and fix Spelvin's patch, but if there's not that much
> interest in it, or even reluctance, I'd rather stop. If it's just that
> the current state is ugly with the two PRNGs side by side, I can get
> back to completely removing the original one as I did in my first series,
> and propose a larger series. Or if nobody's interested, I'd rather know
> so that I don't have to put more time on it :-/
>
> Thanks for letting me know,
> Willy

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