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SubjectRe: [PATCH] API for true Random Number Generators to add entropy (2.6.11)
Bill Davidsen wrote:
> If the hardware RNG always fails to all zeros it should be possible to
> detect that it failed with the need for userspace daemons. While true
> random bits might legitimately have 10k zeros in a row, I will bet that
> if it happens the device isn't working.


Or all 1's (more likely), or all 0x55's, or...

Jeff


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