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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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