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Re: Yet another updated entropy patch

From: Marcus Brinkmann
Subject: Re: Yet another updated entropy patch
Date: Thu, 19 Jul 2007 01:52:39 +0200
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At Thu, 19 Jul 2007 01:40:12 +0200,
Thomas Schwinge <tschwinge@gnu.org> wrote:

> Uhm, Marcus, I don't really feel like discussing such nuisance, but I'd
> say that as soon as you're putting in new-line breaks (which the GCS and
> our own sanity mandates) you're as well editing in two dimensions, isn't
> it?

A newline is a white-space character.

> Can't we come up with something better than putting the mixing machinery
> into the kernel?

I am not arguing for the mixing to happen in the kernel, I am arguing
for it to happen in the device framework.  In Mach, there is no
distinction, but in other systems there can be.

What do you perceive as the benefit of having the entropy mixing
function outside of the device framework in its own user space server?


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