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SubjectRe: Entropy Pool Contents

> I still don't see how feeding tons of zeros ( or some other carefully
> crafted sequence ) in will not decrease the entropy of the pool ( even
> if it does so in a way that is impossible to predict ), but assuming it
> can't, what good does a non root user do by writing to random?

Even if so, you should control that by filesystem permissions, not by
in-kernel policy.

Have a nice fortnight
Martin `MJ' Mares <>
Faculty of Math and Physics, Charles University, Prague, Czech Rep., Earth
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