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SubjectRe: Continuing /dev/random problems with 2.4
On Fri, Feb 01, 2002 at 12:40:43PM -0800, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> Jeff Garzik wrote:
> > Even if you think you have a good true source of random noise, you need
> > to run good fitness tests on the data to ensure it's truly random.

> The i810 user-space code already should do this, though, right? Could one
> simply point the existing rngd at /dev/dsp instead?

Theoretically yes. rngd is tuned right now for i810's byte-at-a-time
device, but it would be simple to make the code more generic, or simply
use a faster device in a slower byte-at-a-time mode.

Jeff



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