[riot-notifications] [RIOT-OS/RIOT] sys/entropy_source: add new module for entropy sources (#14324)

Marian Buschsieweke notifications at github.com
Wed Nov 25 12:20:09 CET 2020

@maribu commented on this pull request.

> +endchoice
+    int "ADC line"
+    range 0 16
+    default 0
+    help
+        The ADC line maps to an I/O pin. This number acts as index to an array
+        of predefined ADC devices that contain the pin definition. Typically,
+        the array is defined by a board in a periph_conf.h file. Please note that
+        a board is not required to specify a minimum number of lines.
+    int "Estimated entropy per sample [2^16 * bit/sample]"
+    range 1 524288
+    default 65536

    default 0

Having a non-zero default value is a foot gun. Setting the default to zero will force a application developers or board maintainers to override this with a (hopefully) well justified choice.

I bet 99% of the users never read the help message and the warning it contains and just go with the default value. Making the default value defunct will force them to spent the time required on this.

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