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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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