Re: [PATCH v2.2 1/7] crypto: GnuPG based MPI lib - source files (part 1)

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On Sat, Nov 19, 2011 at 5:33 AM, Stephen Rothwell <sfr@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> On Wed, 19 Oct 2011 14:51:30 +0300 Dmitry Kasatkin <dmitry.kasatkin@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>
>> Adds the multi-precision-integer maths library which was originally taken
>> from GnuPG and ported to the kernel by (among others) David Howells.
>> This version is taken from Fedora kernel 2.6.32-71.14.1.el6.
>> The difference is that checkpatch reported errors and warnings have been fixed.
>>
>> This library is used to implemenet RSA digital signature verification
>> used in IMA/EVM integrity protection subsystem.
>>
>> Due to patch size limitation, the patch is divided into 4 parts.
>
> I just noticed that this has been added to the "next" branch of the
> security tree (and thus into the next release of linux-next).  I think
> that these patches should be rearranged as in their current form, they
> break bisection (since the files in this patch reference include files in
> a latter patch).   We generally prefer large patches to be broken up into
> logical sub patches rather than just along file boundaries.
>
> In this case, even though it was broken up for review, it could have been
> committed as one large commit (assuming that there is no sensible way to
> break it up).

Hi,

It can be easily split into 2 commits and one of them would not comply
with mailing list limits.

James, should I do anything about it?

Thanks,

- Dmitry

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