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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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