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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] API for true Random Number Generators to add entropy (2.6.11)
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    On Wed, 2005-03-23 at 20:38 -0800, Andrew Morton wrote:
    > David McCullough <davidm@snapgear.com> wrote:
    > >
    > > Here is a small patch for 2.6.11 that adds a routine:
    > >
    > > add_true_randomness(__u32 *buf, int nwords);
    >
    > It neither applies correctly nor compiles in current kernels. 2.6.11 is
    > very old in kernel time.
    >
    > Are we likely to see any in-kernel users of this?

    Any external crtypto framework can add entropy using that routing.
    Currently it can be
    - OCF
    - acrypto
    - hw_random.c

    hw_random.c already does it using userspace daemons,
    which is bad idea for very fast HW - like VIA xstore/xcrypt
    instructions.

    --
    Evgeniy Polyakov

    Crash is better than data corruption -- Arthur Grabowski
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