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Date:   Wed, 23 Dec 2020 17:03:28 +0100
From:   "Jason A. Donenfeld" <Jason@...c4.com>
To:     Petr Tesarik <ptesarik@...e.cz>
Cc:     Torsten Duwe <duwe@....de>,
        Marcelo Henrique Cerri <marcelo.cerri@...onical.com>,
        "Theodore Y. Ts'o" <tytso@....edu>,
        Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>,
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        Willy Tarreau <w@....eu>,
        Linux Crypto Mailing List <linux-crypto@...r.kernel.org>,
        Nicolai Stange <nstange@...e.de>,
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        Arnd Bergmann <arnd@...db.de>,
        "Eric W. Biederman" <ebiederm@...ssion.com>,
        "Alexander E. Patrakov" <patrakov@...il.com>,
        "Ahmed S. Darwish" <darwish.07@...il.com>,
        Matthew Garrett <mjg59@...f.ucam.org>,
        Vito Caputo <vcaputo@...garu.com>,
        Andreas Dilger <adilger.kernel@...ger.ca>,
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        Lennart Poettering <mzxreary@...inter.de>,
        Peter Matthias <matthias.peter@....bund.de>,
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        Julia Lawall <julia.lawall@...ia.fr>,
        Dan Carpenter <dan.carpenter@...cle.com>,
        And y Lavr <andy.lavr@...il.com>,
        Eric Biggers <ebiggers@...nel.org>,
        Ard Biesheuvel <ardb@...nel.org>, simo@...hat.com
Subject: Re: drivers/char/random.c needs a (new) maintainer

Hi Peter,

On Wed, Dec 23, 2020 at 5:01 PM Petr Tesarik <ptesarik@...e.cz> wrote:
> I never suggested that this should serve as a supportive argument. I was just trying to be honest about our motivations.
>
> I'm a bit sad that this discussion has quickly gone back to the choice of algorithms and how they can be implemented.

Why are you sad? You are interested in FIPS. FIPS indicates a certain
set of algorithms. The ones most suitable to the task seem like they'd
run into real practical problems in the kernel's RNG.

That's not the _only_ reason I'm not keen on FIPS, but it does seem
like a very basic one.

Jason

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