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Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2018 22:35:36 -0400
From: "Martin K. Petersen" <>
To: Linus Torvalds <>
Cc: "Tobin C. Harding" <>,
        Arthur Marsh <>,
        Salvatore Mesoraca <>,
        Linux Kernel Mailing List <>,
        Kernel Hardening <>,
        Linux SCSI List <>,
        "James E.J. Bottomley" <>,
        "Martin K. Petersen" <>,
        Dario Ballabio <>,
        Kees Cook <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH] scsi: eata: drop VLA in reorder()


> That said, I wonder if the solution to this particular driver is
> "delete it". Because the hardware is truly ancient and nobody sane
> would use it any more.

I'm not aware of anybody actively using these anymore. They are
mid-nineties vintage with an M68K processor onboard. I ran a couple of
these when they were new but haven't had a working board in probably a

No objections to Salvatore's patch but I have a slight affinity for
retiring unused code over patching it. So unless there are objections...

Martin K. Petersen	Oracle Linux Engineering

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