Re: /dev/random on Linux

From: Muli Ben-Yehuda
Date: Tue May 16 2006 - 04:28:41 EST

On Tue, May 16, 2006 at 04:15:19AM -0400, Kyle Moffett wrote:
> On May 15, 2006, at 22:50, Muli Ben-Yehuda wrote:
> >On Mon, May 15, 2006 at 11:41:07PM +0100, Alan Cox wrote:
> >>A paper by people who can't work out how to mail linux-kernel or
> >>vendor-sec, or follow "REPORTING-BUGS" in the source,
> >
> >Zvi did contact Matt Mackall, the current /dev/random maintainer,
> >and was very keen on discussing the paper with him. I don't think
> >he got any response.
> So he's demanding that one person spend time responding to his
> paper?

Who said anything about demanding? he wanted to discuss the paper. He
received no response (AFAIK). Please don't read more into it.

> The "maintainer" for any given piece of the kernel is the
> entry in MAINTAINERS *and* linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx *and* the
> appropriate sub-mailing-list.

For security related information, it is sometimes best not to tell the
whole world about it immediately (although you should definitely tell
the whole world about it eventually). It should've probably been
posted to lkml when mpm didn't respond, I agree. I'll take the blame
for not suggesting that to Zvi.

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