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Date:   Thu, 26 Oct 2017 02:23:20 +0200
From:   "H. Peter Anvin" <>
To:     Laurent Pinchart <>,
        Kernel Summit Discussions 
        Linux Kernel Mailing List <>
Subject: Re: [Ksummit-discuss] Linux Foundation Technical Advisory Board
 election results 2017

On 10/26/17 00:14, Laurent Pinchart wrote:
>> It was a very close election, with the next candidate on the list
>> receiving 36 votes.
> Do we have a procedure in place in case the tie that we only avoided by one 
> vote would have happened ?

In that case thw winner(s) would be drawn randomly.  The scanning tool
scripts actually assigns each candidate a tiebreaker number via
/dev/urandom, but we have not yet decided if we would do that or, for
example, a physical coin toss.

We have had ties in the past, and had one this time too, but none that
has ever crossed the cut line.


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