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SubjectRe: [PATCH] API for true Random Number Generators to add entropy (2.6.11)
Andi Kleen wrote:
> BTW what do you do when the FIPS test fails? I dont see a good fallback
> path for this case.

If the FIPS test fails, do the obvious: don't feed that data to the
kernel (and credit entropy), and possibly stop using the hardware RNG
under a human has intervened.

This is not rocket science. The fallback path is "use software", which
is what most users do right now anyway.


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