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    SubjectRe: /dev/random in 2.4.6
    > Can I propose an add_untrusted_randomness()? This would work identically
    > to add_timer_randomness but would pass batch_entropy_store() 0 as the
    > entropy estimate. The store would then be made to drop 0-entropy elements
    > on the floor if the queue was more than, say, half full. This would let us
    > take advantage of 'potential' entropy sources like network interrupts and
    > strengthen /dev/urandom without weakening /dev/random.

    Am I correct in assuming that in the absence of other entropy sources, it
    would use these (potentially inferior) sources, and /dev/random would
    then not block? In which case fine, it solves my problem.

    Alex Bligh
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