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Date:   Mon, 13 May 2019 09:07:33 -0700 (PDT)
From:   David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next] ipv4: Add support to disable icmp timestamp

From: Weilong Chen <>
Date: Mon, 13 May 2019 20:06:37 +0800

> So, the 'time' may become sensitive information. The OS should not
> leak it out.

The current time of day is a globally synchronized value everyone on
the planet has access to.

I don't buy this line of reasoning at all, time is not sensitive

I agree with Michal, the apps should not be using time as a seed for
critical calculations that have security implications.

There is no way I am applying this patch, especially as-is.

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