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SubjectRe: [PATCH] API for true Random Number Generators to add entropy (2.6.11)
Andrew Morton wrote:
> David McCullough <davidm@snapgear.com> 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.

Hrm. This is getting pretty lame, if you can't take patches from the
-latest- stable release. It's pretty easy in BK:

bk clone -ql -rv2.6.11 linux-2.6 rng-2.6.11
cd rng-2.6.11
{ apply patch }
bk pull ../linux-2.6

Can you set up something like that?


> Are we likely to see any in-kernel users of this?

We already have a hardware RNG system. This is completely unneeded.

Jeff


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