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SubjectRe: [PATCH] API for true Random Number Generators to add entropy (2.6.11)
Andrew Morton <> writes:

> David McCullough <> wrote:
>> Here is a small patch for 2.6.11 that adds a routine:
>> add_true_randomness(__u32 *buf, int nwords);
> It neither applies correctly nor compiles in current kernels. 2.6.11 is
> very old in kernel time.
> Are we likely to see any in-kernel users of this?

I added similar support to the pre hw_random AMD8111 driver
a long time ago. Basically a timer that regularly read some
dat from the hw random generator and feed it into the random

I think it is a good idea, because it doesnt make much sense
imho to run a daemon for something that can be done in 20 lines
of code in the kernel.

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