Re: [PATCH 05/12] usb: feed USB device information to the/dev/random driver

From: Jonathan Nieder
Date: Fri Jul 06 2012 - 19:02:40 EST


Theodore Ts'o wrote:

> Send the USB device's serial, product, and manufacturer strings to the
> /dev/random driver to help seed its pools.
> Cc: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Acked-by: Greg KH <greg@xxxxxxxxx>
> Signed-off-by: "Theodore Ts'o" <tytso@xxxxxxx>
> Cc: stable@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Why cc: stable@? Does this fix a build error, oops, hang, data
corruption, real security issue, or other critical "oh, that's not
good" bug?

(I can imagine some reasons but I'm asking because it's not spelled

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