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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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