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SubjectRe: Entropy Pool Contents
Hello!

> You aren't dumping and restoring the entropy pool; you are dumping
> random data generated by the pool, and using that data to stir the new
> entropy pool after the next boot. There is no direct relationship
> between the entropy of the old and new pools. The kernel needs to
> decide how much entropy you added based on how much random data you
> provide it with to stir the pool.

Yes, but the point is that you cannot tell how much randomness is in the
data you provide.

Have a nice fortnight
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Martin `MJ' Mares <mj@ucw.cz> http://atrey.karlin.mff.cuni.cz/~mj/
Faculty of Math and Physics, Charles University, Prague, Czech Rep., Earth
Noli tangere fila metalica, ne in solum incasa quidem.
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