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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] API for true Random Number Generators to add entropy (2.6.11)
    > > pool.  The consensus was that the FIPS testing should be moved to userspace.
    > Consensus from whom? And who says the FIPS testing is useful anyways?
    > I think you just need to trust the random generator, it is like
    > you need to trust any other piece of hardware in your machine. Or do you
    > check regularly if you mov instruction still works? @)

    For joe-user imho it's better to do a check from a cronjob once a day. But for
    high demand security, maybe make it pluggable? Like that a user can plug-in some
    module which does the testing? Then you can have several kinds of tests
    depending on your needs.

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