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Re: [PATCH] hwrng: Add TX4939 RNG driver (v2)

To: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] hwrng: Add TX4939 RNG driver (v2)
From: Matt Mackall <mpm@selenic.com>
Date: Wed, 03 Jun 2009 13:49:46 -0500
Cc: Herbert Xu <herbert@gondor.apana.org.au>, Atsushi Nemoto <anemo@mba.ocn.ne.jp>, linux-mips@linux-mips.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
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On Wed, 2009-06-03 at 11:02 +0100, Ralf Baechle wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 03, 2009 at 07:29:27PM +1000, Herbert Xu wrote:
> 
> > On Wed, Jun 03, 2009 at 07:26:10PM +1000, Herbert Xu wrote:
> > > On Wed, Jun 03, 2009 at 10:02:38AM +0100, Ralf Baechle wrote:
> > >
> > > > Ok, I'll send this to Linus for 2.6.31 then.
> > > 
> > > Actually I've already added it to my tree since I'm looking after
> > > the hwrng drivers.
> >
> > But if this causes any conflicts for you, then please let me know
> > and I'll back it out.
> 
> Ah, I was looking at MAINTAINERS which said Mack who had acked it was
> handling it.

I'm the maintainer of record for random.c, which is different. Not long
ago, I sent in a patch to add myself to the HWRNG piece because people
were regularly sending me things to review and it was marked as orphan. 

So, Herbert: we should probably resolve this confusion in MAINTAINERS.
We should add one or both of our names to HWRNG and, if necessary, add a
comment to RANDOM pointing to HWRNG. I have an eventual goal to make
random.c sample the hwrngs without a trip through userspace, so this may
get even more confusing.

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