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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] API for true Random Number Generators to add entropy (2.6.11)
    Evgeniy Polyakov wrote:
    > hw_random can not and will not support HIFN, freescale, ixp and
    > great majority of the existing and future HW crypto devices.
    > I mean that userspace daemon(or any other one) which want to contribute
    > entropy
    > should use crypto framwork to obtain all it's data, but not different
    > access methods for each separate driver.


    I don't mean to imply that hw_random should be modified to support all
    hardware RNGs. Separate drivers are perfectly OK with me. I would even
    take patches that split up hw_random into an RNG registration interface,
    and AMD/Intel/VIA support modules.

    The part I disagree with is direct kernel->kernel RNG usage, with no
    intervening checks.

    This has all been discussed years ago, when the FIPS testing was in the
    kernel (and then removed, per consensus).

    Jeff


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