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SubjectRe: [PATCH] API for true Random Number Generators to add entropy (2.6.11)
On Fri, Mar 25, 2005 at 09:34:19AM +0300, Evgeniy Polyakov wrote:
> Such hardware is used mostly in embedded world where SW crypto
> processing
> is too expensive, so users of such HW likely want to trust to
> theirs hardware and likely will turn in on.

That's fine. All you need for these embedded users is a user-space
daemon that feeds data from the hardware directly into /dev/random.
No matter how small your system is, I'm sure you can spare a few
hundred bytes for such a thing.

In fact most of these systems will have some sort of a general-purpose
daemon that sits around which can perform such a task.

System calls on Linux are fast enough that there is really no
advantage in doing this in the kernel.

But if you're really desparate, write a kernel module that does this
in a kernel thread.
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