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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] API for true Random Number Generators to add entropy (2.6.11)

    > We trust hardware, anyway. Like your disk *could* accidentaly turn on
    > setuid bit on /bin/bash, and we do not insist on userspace
    > disk-validator.

    But there is a very important difference: the most likely (both in theory
    and practice) failure of a disk is clearly visible, while failures of HW RNG's
    are likely to be silent (the data are just less random than they should be).

    Have a nice fortnight
    Martin `MJ' Mares <>
    Faculty of Math and Physics, Charles University, Prague, Czech Rep., Earth
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