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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 <> 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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