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SubjectRe: [PATCH] API for true Random Number Generators to add entropy (2.6.11)
Evgeniy Polyakov wrote:
> hw_random.c already does it using userspace daemons,
> which is bad idea for very fast HW - like VIA xstore/xcrypt
> instructions.

This is incorrect, because it implies that a user would want to use the
'xstore' feature at full speed -- which would dominate the CPU,
drastically slowing down the applications that are actually doing work.

As I mentioned in another message, VIA xstore support should be removed
from hw_random.c and moved completely to userspace rngd.

Jeff


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