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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] (0/4) Entropy accounting fixes
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    Linus Torvalds  wrote:
    >There are _real_ reasons why a firewall box (ie one
    >that probably comes with a flash memory disk, and runs a small web-server
    >for configuration) would want to have strong random numbers (exactly for
    >things like generating host keys when asked to by the sysadmin), yet you
    >seem to say that such a user would have to use /dev/urandom.

    Such users should be using /dev/urandom anyway.
    Most apps I've seen that use /dev/random do so out of confusion,
    not because /dev/random is the right thing to use.
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