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    SubjectRe: PIII kernel support- hardware randomizer
    Brian Hall <> said:
    > I am currently using an overclocked Celeron 300 (now 450). The only real
    > interest I have in the PIII and above is the hardware random number
    > generator (using thermal noise). I have seen discussion of PIII kernel
    > patches, but not about the random number generator. Does support for
    > this exist or is it planned, and is there a repository for PIII patches?

    I'd be _very_ suspicious of something like that. To get a decent
    distribution is probably quite hard and not done routinely. Besides, there
    is _no_ way to check if it is misbehaving or feeding you a deterministic
    sequence. Fine for games, perhaps.
    Dr. Horst H. von Brand
    Departamento de Informatica Fono: +56 32 654431
    Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria +56 32 654239
    Casilla 110-V, Valparaiso, Chile Fax: +56 32 797513

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