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SubjectRe: [RFC] frandom - fast random generator module
Eli Billauer wrote:
> My argument, possibly better formulated, asks the following questions:
>
> (1) How much good will the existence of an standard /dev/frandom device
> do? Is it going to be used?
> (2) How much space will it take up in the kernel tarball?
> (3) How much disk space will it take after compilation?
> (4) How much compilation time will it take up?
> (5) How much effort is it going to be to maintain it?
[...]
> I actually agree that the kernel isn't "the right place" for a random
> generator. I simply think that having it there is useful, with a very
> low cost.


Add up 1000 low-cost items, and you can run a catalog store... but not
a kernel.

None of those questions 1-5 make much bit of difference: The key
question is "right place", and you just agreed w/ me the kernel isn't :)

Jeff



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