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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] API for true Random Number Generators to add entropy (2.6.11)
    On Sat, 26 Mar 2005 11:36:02 +1100
    Herbert Xu <herbert@gondor.apana.org.au> wrote:

    > On Sat, Mar 26, 2005 at 03:47:33AM +0300, Evgeniy Polyakov wrote:
    > >
    > > It looks like we all misunderstand each other -
    > > why do you think that if there will be kernel <-> kernel
    > > RNG dataflow, then system will continuously spent all
    > > it's time to produce that data?
    >
    > It doesn't matter whether it's like that or not.
    >
    > The point is if you do it in the kernel then either you'll have very
    > coarse controls over the rate of data coming out of the hardware RNG,
    > e.g., only on/off, or you'll have to put more code in to set the rate
    > appropriately.

    It is not the problem absolutely - just sleep if pool is full.
    It will limit usage but this is better than nothing.

    > Either way it's a loss compared to doing it in user-space.
    >
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    Evgeniy Polyakov

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