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SubjectRe: [PATCH] API for true Random Number Generators to add entropy (2.6.11)
folkert@vanheusden.com wrote:
>>>pool. The consensus was that the FIPS testing should be moved to userspace.
>>
>>Consensus from whom? And who says the FIPS testing is useful anyways?
>>I think you just need to trust the random generator, it is like
>>you need to trust any other piece of hardware in your machine. Or do you
>>check regularly if you mov instruction still works? @)
>
>
> For joe-user imho it's better to do a check from a cronjob once a day. But for

That would not catch the hardware failures seen in the field, in the past.

Jeff



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