Re: /dev/random on Linux

From: Alan Cox
Date: Tue May 16 2006 - 06:11:49 EST

On Maw, 2006-05-16 at 04:15 -0400, Kyle Moffett wrote:
> > 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?

Relying on email to one person getting through is a bit bogus, but I
don't see a single demand from anyone that someone respond to the paper.
I'm very glad the work was done, it would have been nicer to have known
up front but it didn't work out.

Also if the maintainer doesn't respond and the paper authors didn't know
where to go next that in itself needs addressing because the same may be
true for others finding problems.

Don't blame the messenger when it might be useful to think about whether
the MAINTAINERS file could do with an extra paragraph or two...

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