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SubjectRe: [PATCH] let Net Devices feed Entropy, updated (1/2)
On 21 Aug 2001, Andi Kleen wrote:

> It is not that they are hard to fix; e.g. a $10 sound card
> with a noise generating circuit on input and a small daemon to feed
> /dev/audio to /dev/random can do it; but few people seem to know about

does this update the entropy count though? from previous
discussions, i believe not, which iiuc means /dev/random will block
just as frequently/infrequently irrespective of whether you feed
stuff into /dev/random.

related: the i810 RNG has a driver, but it feeds data to /dev/random
via a userspace daemon (rngd), so again entropy count is not changed.

kind of shame on the only mass-market RNG hardware out there.

regards,
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