Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2018 22:35:36 -0400 From: "Martin K. Petersen" <martin.petersen@...cle.com> To: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org> Cc: "Tobin C. Harding" <tobin@...orbit.com>, Arthur Marsh <arthur.marsh@...ernode.on.net>, Salvatore Mesoraca <s.mesoraca16@...il.com>, Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>, Kernel Hardening <kernel-hardening@...ts.openwall.com>, Linux SCSI List <linux-scsi@...r.kernel.org>, "James E.J. Bottomley" <jejb@...ux.vnet.ibm.com>, "Martin K. Petersen" <martin.petersen@...cle.com>, Dario Ballabio <ballabio_dario@....com>, Kees Cook <keescook@...omium.org>, kernelnewbies@...nelnewbies.org Subject: Re: [PATCH] scsi: eata: drop VLA in reorder() Linus, > 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 decade. 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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