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SubjectRe: [PATCH 8/9] random: tighten bound on random_read_wakeup_thresh
On Wed, Nov 13, 2013 at 03:08:35AM -0500, Greg Price wrote:
> We use this value in a few places other than its literal meaning,
> in particular in _xfer_secondary_pool() as a minimum number of
> bits to pull from the input pool at a time into either output
> pool. It doesn't make sense to pull more bits than the whole size
> of an output pool.
> We could and possibly should separate the quantities "how much
> should the input pool have to have to wake up /dev/random readers"
> and "how much should we transfer from the input to an output pool
> at a time", but nobody is likely to be sad they can't set the first
> quantity to more than 1024 bits, so for now just limit them both.
> Cc: "Theodore Ts'o" <>
> Signed-off-by: Greg Price <>

Thanks, applied.

- Ted

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