Re: [PATCH] random: silence compiler warnings and fix race

From: Jason A. Donenfeld
Date: Tue Jun 20 2017 - 19:54:13 EST

On Wed, Jun 21, 2017 at 1:38 AM, Theodore Ts'o <tytso@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> The punch was in response to this statement, which I personally found
> fairly infuriating:
>>> I more or less agree with you that we should just turn this on for all
>>> users and they'll just have to live with the spam and report odd
>>> entries, and overtime we'll fix all the violations.

Holy cow, please cool it. I think the "or less" part was relevant, as
was the subsequent sentence which characterized that sentiment as
"hubris". Also, the subsequent email when I made explicit the fact
that I was more in agreement with you than you interpreted. So, in
case you're really really really not getting the message I'm trying to
make so explicitly clear to you: I AGREE WITH YOU. So, no more
punching, pretty please?

> There seems to be a fundamental misapprehension that it will be easy
> to "fix all the violations".

I don't think it will be easy. I agree with you.

> But for other
> platforms, it really, REALLY isn't that easy to fix.

Other platforms will be hard. I agree with you.

> So personally, I think

I'm going to roll Kees' suggestion into a PATCH and send it to you.
You can decide if you want to apply it. I'll be satisfied with
whatever you choose and will follow your lead.