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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Optionally let Net Devices feed Entropy
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On 16 Aug 2001 19:02:55 +0200, Francois Romieu wrote:
> Robert Love <rml@tech9.net> :
> > What is experimental about it?
>
> The implicit-and-should-be-debated-in-2.5 assumption that the entropy
> estimate still makes sense ?

then mark the entropy generator experimental if you believe that. its
irrelevant here.

this is just taking a behavior that is inconsistent (do NICs enable
SA_SAMPLE_RANDOM), making it consistent (SA_SAMPLE_NET_RANDOM), and
making it configurable. Nothing is experimental. This does not change
things; it makes things configurable.

--
Robert M. Love
rml at ufl.edu
rml at tech9.net

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