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SubjectRe: [patch 2.4 2/2] add hw_random RNG driver
Bernd Eckenfels wrote:
> In article <> you wrote:
>>+ bits the RNG circuitry will enter a low power state. Intel will
>>+ provide a binary software driver to give third party software
>>+ access to our RNG for use as a security feature. At this time,
>>+ the RNG is only to be used with a system in an OS-present state.
> this part is confusing, seems it does not apply to linux kernel?

yes, I agree.

>>+ hardware is faulty or has been tampered with). Data is only
>>+ output if the hardware "has-data" flag is set
> where is the flag coming from, where can one read it? What happens if no
> data is present, will it block?

Correct, it will block.


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