irqs: add IRQF_SAMPLE_RANDOM to the feature-removal-schedule.txt (deprecated) list
Robin Getz [Wed, 17 Jun 2009 23:25:54 +0000 (16:25 -0700)]
This adds IRQF_SAMPLE_RANDOM to the feature-removal (deprecated) list
since most of the IRQF_SAMPLE_RANDOM users are technically bogus as
entropy sources in the kernel's current entropy model.

This was discussed on the lkml the past few days, which started here:
http://lkml.org/lkml/2009/4/6/283

Signed-off-by: Robin Getz <rgetz@blackfin.uclinux.org>
Cc: Theodore Ts'o <tytso@mit.edu>
Cc: Matt Mackall <mpm@selenic.com>
Cc: Randy Dunlap <randy.dunlap@oracle.com>
Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

Documentation/feature-removal-schedule.txt

index 7129846..8d07ed3 100644 (file)
@@ -6,6 +6,20 @@ be removed from this file.
 
 ---------------------------
 
+What:  IRQF_SAMPLE_RANDOM
+Check: IRQF_SAMPLE_RANDOM
+When:  July 2009
+
+Why:   Many of IRQF_SAMPLE_RANDOM users are technically bogus as entropy
+       sources in the kernel's current entropy model. To resolve this, every
+       input point to the kernel's entropy pool needs to better document the
+       type of entropy source it actually is. This will be replaced with
+       additional add_*_randomness functions in drivers/char/random.c
+
+Who:   Robin Getz <rgetz@blackfin.uclinux.org> & Matt Mackall <mpm@selenic.com>
+
+---------------------------
+
 What:  The ieee80211_regdom module parameter
 When:  March 2010 / desktop catchup