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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] drivers/net: remove network drivers' last few uses of IRQF_SAMPLE_RANDOM
    Please correct me if I'm wrong, but this thread's conclusions seem to be:

    * network interrupts are an inappropriate source of entropy (see my patch)
    * headless servers need entropy, but should seek a better solution,
    such as EGD, hardware RNG, or other kernel entropy sources (but that
    is a separate task)
    * TPM RNG is a separate task and, if implemented, should be in


    On Thu, May 15, 2008 at 12:21 PM, Jeff Garzik <> wrote:
    > Kok, Auke wrote:
    >> How about the non-NAPI and non-throttled case? I would argue that without
    >> any irq
    >> mitigation we can still use SA_RANDOM. Many (e.g. embedded) devices will
    >> want some
    > When was the last time we added a new driver for new hardware, and it didn't
    > support NAPI and/or hw mitigation? They are few and far between, and
    > getting ever more rare.
    >> extra form of entropy, and providing them it in this form will be very
    >> beneficial
    >> as these devices more commonly have no other form of entropy anymore.
    > "no other form of entropy"? See examples in this thread.
    > Jeff

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