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Re: [GNU-linux-libre] The "Free" Kernel In Debian Squeeze

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: [GNU-linux-libre] The "Free" Kernel In Debian Squeeze
Date: Mon, 03 Jan 2011 23:08:10 -0500

    That the kernel would include a session, build or release id as part of
    the hashed string, and it would provide userland with that string so
    that it would be included in the computation that searches for the

How could this be useful?  I just don't get it at all.
What could that user program ever want to do with a varying session ID
except ignore it?

    > You might as well "mangle" every name to `foobar'.

    Wel,l we currently mangle them all to /*(DEBLOBBED)*/ ;-)

Exactly the point.

Richard Stallman
President, Free Software Foundation
51 Franklin St
Boston MA 02110

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