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SubjectRe: [RFC][PATCH] Pseudo-random number generator
On Friday 01 December 2006 14:19, Jan Glauber wrote:
> I've chosen the char driver since it allows the user to decide which pseudo-random
> numbers he wants to use. That means there is a new interface for the s390
> PRNG, called /dev/prandom.
> I would like to know if there are any objections, especially with the chosen device
> name.

This may be a stupid question, but what is it _good_ for? My understanding is
that the crypt_s390_kmc() opcodes work in user mode as well as kernel mode, so
you should not need a character device at all, but maybe just a small tool
that spits prandom data to stdout.

Arnd <><
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