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SubjectRe: [PATCH] API for true Random Number Generators to add entropy (2.6.11)
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On Fri, Mar 25, 2005 at 06:43:49PM -0500, Jeff Garzik wrote:
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> In any case, it is the wrong solution to simply "turn on the tap" and
> let the RNG spew data. There needs to be a limiting factor... typically
> rngd should figure out when /dev/random needs more entropy, or simply
> delay a little bit between entropy collection/stuffing runs.

Completely agreed. Having it in rngd also allows the scheduler to
do its job.

When applications need entropy from /dev/random and they can't get it,
they'll simply block which allows rngd to run to refill the tank.
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