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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] API for true Random Number Generators to add entropy (2.6.11)
    > > For joe-user imho it's better to do a check from a cronjob once a day. But for
    > > high demand security, maybe make it pluggable? Like that a user can plug-in some
    > > module which does the testing? Then you can have several kinds of tests
    > > depending on your needs.
    > In my old 2.4 patch there was a sysctl to turn off the kernel reseeding.
    > If you turn it off you can do it in user space. That might be
    > an option for the clinical paranoid.
    > BTW what do you do when the FIPS test fails? I dont see a good fallback
    > path for this case.

    Send a message to klogd and let read() block untill the test no longer fails.

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